East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1964. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. 8vo [9.5x6.5in]; 172 pp., 17 illustrations and images on 7 plates, references, appendixes for ship sailing's and index; Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, image of abandoned ships in San Francisco Bay on end papers, untrimmed fore edge; Gold foil dust jacket with black lettering on front and spine and pen-ink illustrations of ships in San Francisco Bay on front and gold miner panning for gold on back; Some shelf wear to Dust jacket on edges and spine, typical foil cracks to edges and rubbing on covers, price clipped. Item #13313
The California Gold Rush attracted gold seekers from all over the world. California was still isolated and had a small population when gold was discovered 1848. During the first years of the Gold Rush from 1848 to 1855 and estimated 300,000 people immigrated to the State from east of the Mississippi, Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.