A CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH MISCELLANY, Comprising: The Original Journal of Alexander Barrington, Nine Unpublished Letters from the Gold Mines, Reproductions of Early Maps and Towns from California Lithographs; Broadsides, &c., &c. Jane Bissell Grabhorn.
A CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH MISCELLANY, Comprising: The Original Journal of Alexander Barrington, Nine Unpublished Letters from the Gold Mines, Reproductions of Early Maps and Towns from California Lithographs; Broadsides, &c., &c.

A CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH MISCELLANY, Comprising: The Original Journal of Alexander Barrington, Nine Unpublished Letters from the Gold Mines, Reproductions of Early Maps and Towns from California Lithographs; Broadsides, &c., &c.

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 550 copies. "The journal of Alexander Barrington of St. Mary's, Ohio, begins at sea on April 1, 1850, and concludes on December 11, 1850. Barrington took the barque Paoli to California. A major portion of the diary consists of short entries describing life in the mines near Nevada [City]. By the end of October, he had sold off his portion of a claim and headed for San Francisco. From there, he sailed home via the Isthmus of Panama. The remainder of the volume features well-written and detailed letters from the mines by a variety of Argonauts." Color frontispiece, with 16 halftones and facsimiles (some color), and two folding maps. With the printed subscriber's letter laid in. Quarto. Original burgundy paper-covered boards over a burgundy cloth spine, with a printed paper spine label. Internally crisp and clean. An exquisite example, with only some light rubbing along the bottom edge, accompanied by the original plain paper dust jacket. Kurutz 283. Very Good. Item #69101

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