Title CALIFORNIA SKETCHES; with Recollections of the Gold Mines
Book Condition A whisper of age-toning to textblock, else fine, in dark red cloth lettered in gilt to the spine, with gilt miner device to front cover; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some rubbing, mild soiling, a few dots of stain, internal nick to rear panel.
Edition First edition thus, one of 750 copies. With errata slip. In California Centennial Series. Illustrated with plates printed on coated stock inserts.
Publisher Los Angeles, N.A. Kovach, 1946.
Seller ID 42393.00
"An extremely rare item of Californiana...a concise, yet interesting, narrative of the observations and experiences of a well-educated young man in the gold rush of '49."--Lyle H. Wright, from his introduction. Kip's memoir was first published in 1850.
Californiana. California. American History. Gold Rush.