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81 Wiltsee, Ernest A. THE PIONEER MINER AND THE PACK MULE EXPRESS
Lawrence, Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications, Inc., (1976). 0880000848 / 9780880000840 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, in pale green cloth with gilt lettering; in a very mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Wiltsee's history of the early express companies in the mining regions of California, first published in 1931 by the California Historical Society, here in a nifty facsimile re-issue, with additional illustrations, folding map in rear pastedown pocket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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82 Wynn, Marcia Rittenhouse DESERT BONANZA: The Story of Early Randsburg Mojave Desert Mining Camp
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1963. First edition thus. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Volume two in the Western Lands and Waters series. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in rust cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. 274 pages, fold-out map tipped in to page 263, thirty-two photographs, notes, glossary, and an index. 
A new and enlarged edition of the original 1949 first edition, greatly enhanced by the addition of a carefully prepared index, and the inclusion of a folding map of the area and an additional 23 photographic illustrations. 
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83 [Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861]. Phoenix, John [pseud.] PHOENIXIANA; or, Sketches and Burlesques
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884. Twelfth Edition. Vintage bookplate of The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco tipped to the front pastedown endpaper. Hardcover. Mild wear to the corner tips and spine extremities, a few minor stains to the covers, else very good plus in green cloth with a gilt vignette to the front cover, gilt spine titles and decoration. Octavo. 274 pages; advertisements. Illustrations. 
First collected edition of works by this California Gold Rush humorist. Contains Derby's pieces as "Professor John Phoenixiana" and "Squibob," pokes fun at the figures and pretenses of high society, topics such as military surveyors and explorers, etc. 
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