The California Gold Rush; A Descriptive Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets Covering the Years 1848-1853
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1997. Fine. First Edition. SIGNED, limited to 1000 [7.5x10.75”]; xxvii,771 pp., 34 images, Over 700 entries, abbreviations, references consulted and index; Dark blue cloth board with gilt illustration of shovel, pick ax and mining pan on front and gilt lettering in black field on spine; Slight shelf wear with rubbing and soiling to covers and slightly fading of spine, no internal markings, signed by Kurutz and dated on half title with State of California Library business card tipped in. [BCC 206]. Item #13902
This is a significant bibliography focusing on the California Gold Rush with 706 entries with extensive bibliographic descriptions and annotations on editions. There are also extensive narratives of relating to the authors, the times and settings relating to the books. An essential research book for collectors and book dealers in the California Gold Rush.