The Life and Adventures of James W. Marshall, The Discoverer of Gold in California.
San Francisco: George Fields, 1935. Sm. 8vo, xvi, (2), 144pp. With a folding color plate of Sutter's Mill, and a folding facsimile map. Original green boards with illustrated label of a panhandler on cover and paper label on spine. Printed by the Grabhorn Press. Only 47 special copies (usually in a special binding but this copy not) contain original Gold Rush era documents tipped in. The documents in this copy are a shares certificate for the Kentucky Consolidated Gold Mining Company; a Nevada and California Telegraph Company coded note; a shares certificate for theYoung America Consolidated Mining Company; a shares certificate for theKings River and Fresno Canal Co.; and a manuscript document recording the sale of property by (?) Spencer to William Helm in the county of Santa Clara. See Cowan, p. 475 (first edition); Graff 3204; GB 225; Howes P105; Kurutz 483b; Rocq 1821; Wheat, Gold Rush: 153.
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