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THREE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. "J.D. Borthwick's Three Years in California roars with excitement, and for this reason, his book has universally been proclaimed as one of the most important accounts of the Gold Rush. A gold seeker blessed with remarkable reporting ability, Borthwick wrote with a dynamism and sense of adventure that captured as well as humanly possible the essence of that rough-and-tumble era. Gold Rush historian Erwin G. Gudde calls it: 'One of the best, if not the best book of the period.' Collector T. W. Streeter states: 'I do not know of another story by an actual miner that is so well written and so true to that wonderful life in the Days of Gold.' In short, this is the finest narrative by one who had seen the elephant" (Gary Kurutz, The Zamorano Collection of Daniel G. Volkmann Jr.). Includes eight lithographs on tinted grounds from drawings by the author (the plate listed as facing page 265 is opposite page 312). Octavo. Original red cloth binding, with gilt titles and decorative blindstamping. The binding has been expertly recased, with the spine laid down and new endpapers inserted. The spine is darkened a touch, with some general minor shelfwear. The Zamorano Eighty 8.
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