Chicago: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1928. Near Fine. First Edition. [6.75x4.75in]; xxii, 377 pp., frontispiece illustration of Mormon Bar with tissue guard, fold out map of Mining District, 1851, introduction, index; Maroon cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, gilt device and borders on front, top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed; Minimal shelf wear to covers and edges with faint spot on front cover, typical age toning of map and pages. Item #13543
This book is part of the Lakeside Classic series of one book issued each December. The series was started in 1903 and the general format remained the same except for the updates of the covers, color and gilt designs. This is the Red cover period from 1928 to 1952. This book includes two California Gold Rush memoirs by General John Bidwell (1819-1900) and Reverend John Steele.