Argonauts of ‘49; History and Adventures of the Emigrant Companies from Massachusetts 1849-1850

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1923. Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket 2nd Printing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; 1923; First Edition, Second Printing [7x9.75”]; Dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine; Mustard yellow dust jacket with black lettering on spine, yellow lettering on field of black and illustration of sailing ship on front; [12], 221 pp., nine illustrations of ships and frontispiece of membership certificate; Minor shelf wear to binding; Dust jacket slightly darken with age, spine slightly sunned. Overall in near fine condition. [Cowan 293p.]. Item #12991

An account of the the Mining Companies from Massachusetts rushing to California in 1849 by the overland routes and, primarily, the sailing ships to Panama or around the Horn to San Francisco. A glimpse of life during the California Gold Rush based on letters and journals of contemporary voyagers, and on the papers of the companies formed to transport them to the gold fields.

Price: $65.00

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