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This Sudden Empire. The Story of the Society of California Pioneers, 1850 to 1950

TEISER, Ruth, Editor

Published by The Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, 1950
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Quarto. decorated green linen with gilt spine title. [4], v-x, [2], 3-76 pp. Illustrated with nine wood engravings by Mallette Dean. Foreword by Edward David Keil. The profound significance of the acquisition of California by the United States was not lost on its early western pioneers. Even before the official word of statehood had reached its shores, some of the participants were organizing an exclusive society of those who had arrived in California before 1850. It is inevitable, of course, that such a society would decline in importance with time and death of the "pioneers" The last pioneer succumbed in 1939 and only the descendants of those pioneers remained to carry on the aims of the society. First edition printed by Taylor & Taylor. Bookseller Inventory # 5505

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Title: This Sudden Empire. The Story of the Society...

Publisher: The Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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