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Philosopher Pickett: The life and writings of Charles Edward Pickett, Esq., of Virginia, Who Came Overland to the Pacific Coast in 1842-43 and for Forty Years Waged War with Pen and Pamphlet against All Manner of Public Abuses in Oregon and California; Including also Unpublished Letters Written by Him from Yerba Buena at the Time of the Conquest of California by the United States in 1846-47 by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001) - First Edition - 1942 - from John Howell for Books (SKU: SFK519-037)

Philosopher Pickett: The life and writings of Charles Edward Pickett, Esq., of Virginia, Who Came Overland to the Pacific Coast in 1842-43 and for Forty Years Waged War with Pen and Pamphlet against All Manner of Public Abuses in Oregon and California; Including also Unpublished Letters Written by Him from Yerba Buena at the Time of the Conquest of California by the United States in 1846-47

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Philosopher Pickett: The life and writings of Charles Edward Pickett, Esq., of Virginia, Who Came Overland to the Pacific Coast in 1842-43 and for Forty Years Waged War with Pen and Pamphlet against All Manner of Public Abuses in Oregon and California; Including also Unpublished Letters Written by Him from Yerba Buena at the Time of the Conquest of California by the United States in 1846-47

by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001)

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Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. FIRST EDITION of Powell's biography of Charles Edward Pickett (1820-1882). 8vo. 7 9/10 x 5 1/4 inches. (vi), xv, 178 pp. Half-title, frontispiece facsimile of the Flumgudgeon Gazette, title page in red and black inks, preface, three facsimile illustrations, 8 unpublished Pickett letters, bibliography of Pickett "repertory," bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SFK519-037. Fine. Pickett published the first-ever newspaper on the Pacific Coast, a manuscript newspaper called the Flumgudgeon Gazette. Pickett was known for his political pamphleteering, being the West's first reformer against capitalist exploitation. Powell's narrative is based on every known pamphlet, letter, and writing from Pickett. Also included are eight previously unpublished letters from Pickett and a bibliography of all known works. "No student of California history, nor collector of Californiana, can afford to be without this volume." Layne. REFERENCE: J. Gregg Layne, The Quarterly: Historical Society of California, vol. 24, no. 1, p. 1942.

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SFK519-037
Title
Philosopher Pickett: The life and writings of Charles Edward Pickett, Esq., of Virginia, Who Came Overland to the Pacific Coast in 1842-43 and for Forty Years Waged War with Pen and Pamphlet against All Manner of Public Abuses in Oregon and California; Including also Unpublished Letters Written by Him from Yerba Buena at the Time of the Conquest of California by the United States in 1846-47
Author
Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001)
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Hardcover
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First Edition
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Hardcover
Publisher
University of California Press
Place of Publication
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA
Date published
1942
Keywords
Lawrence Clark Powell, Philosopher Pickett, Charles Edward Pickett, , Oregon, California, Yerba Buena, California Local History, Oregon History, Biography, Flumgudgeon Gazette, Muir Dawson

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