Three Years In California

Colton, Walter

Published by A.S. Barnes; Cincinnatti; 1850/1850, 1850
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Title: Three Years In California

Publisher: A.S. Barnes; Cincinnatti; 1850/1850

Publication Date: 1850

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition


; 456 pp.; ; VG-; _____Colton founded the first newspaper in California, The Californian.____He was also the first American alcalde of Monterey during the difficult transition from Mexican to American rule as well as the early Gold Rush._____This diary covers the period from 1846 to 1849. _____ _____ The six engraved portrait plates include: Sutter, Fremont, Larkin, Gwin and others. _____ In addition there are six full page etchings of scenes in mining district._____ _____ Also a one-page map of the Sacramento Valley and a large fold-out facsimile of the California Declaration of Rights. _____ _____ "The journal and observations of the first American Alcalde of Monterey.Colton's entries graphically depict the news and results of the gold discovery in the coastal towns". --Wheat/Rush #46 _____ _____ ".one of the most colorful and delightful accounts related to the early days of the gold discovery.The humorous etchings, not found in later copies, are in keeping with Colton's wit." --Kurutz 151a _____ The large folding facsimile Has been archivally repaired on the rear._____The spine ends are frayed, the covers worn and the cover cloth is splitting at the rear hinge. _____ Kurutz=151a.___ Wheat=46___ Zamorano.80=20 ___Soliday=II-233___ Graff=839___ Larned=2000 ___Rocq=5644___ Howes3=C-631a. _____[kwA_ (Ca) / california calif. sacramento san francisco sf s.f. los angeles oakland yuba city mendocino berkeley stanford carmel san jose san joaquin san diego humboldt alcatraz coalinga carmel catalina / ]. Bookseller Inventory # 02123

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