The Diary of a Forty Niner; [Introduction to California Centennial Edition by Oscar Lewis]. Chauncey Canfield, Ed.

The Diary of a Forty Niner; [Introduction to California Centennial Edition by Oscar Lewis]

Palo Alto, CA: James Ladd Delkin, 1947. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. , California Centennial Classic [5.5x8.25”]; Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine; Pale yellow dust jacket with pale blue map illustration on front, brown lettering on front and spine, brown lettering and illustration on back; xxiii, [1], 192 pp. [1], frontispiece map of northern gold mining counties; Gilt spine lettering soiled and darkened; Dust jacket darken with age and darker spine, some water stains to lower front cover, shelf wear to edges and small chips at bottom of spine. Overall in very good condition. [Kurutz 114c]. Item #13353

Oscar Lewis introduces this edition of the diaries pulbished by the author in 1906. These are the recollections of Lewis Hanchett, a 49nr’, and Canfield’s research. Lewis comments that this book “... has remained among the most entertaining of the many narratives picturing mining camp life during the heyday of the Gold Rush. A skillful blending of fact and fiction, it presents an admittedly romanticized view of the great adventure... “.

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