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Three Years in California by  John David Borthwick - 1st Edition - 1857 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 005627)

Three Years in California

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Three Years in California

by Borthwick, John David

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Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1857. 1st Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. The Author. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1857, first edition, Borthwick, a Scotsman visiting New York, was struck with gold fever in May, 1851, and set off for California via the Isthmus. He spent three years wandering through the mining camps, and his observations and attention to detail make this one of the most important and acclaimed Gold Rush narratives. Cowan notes that "His book presents a faithful graphic picture of his mining experiences and of conditions at this time." Cowan p.65; Graff 358; Howes B622; Kurutz 65a; Sabin 6436; Streeter 2817; Wheat Gold Rush 21; Zamorano Eighty 8. Illustrated with 8 duotone lithographed plates. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8x5") later three-quarter red morocco, spine gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. First Edition. Light wear and scuffing to leather, some rubbing to extremities, corner tips worn; ownership signature, occasional foxing; very good.


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Three Years in California
Borthwick, John David
The Author
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
William Blackwood
Place of Publication
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Gold Rush
8vo - over 7 - 9\" tall

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About mclinhavenbooks

We are a privately owned book selling business and take great pride in a diverse and eclectic inventory of books. We sell to most other countries of the World, [please see countries we sell too] We sell almost exclusively hardcover books, a large part are Signed, in many categories. Mclin Haven has been selling books for over eleven years. Orders are shipped within one business day.


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