CALIFORNIA GOLD REGIONS, WITH A FULL ACCOUNT OF THEIR MINERAL RESOURCES; HOW TO GET THERE, AND WHAT TO TAKE; THE EXPENSES, THE TIME, AND THE VARIOUS ROUTES. WITH SKETCHES OF CALIFORNIA; AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS, ITS HISTORY, CLIMATE, SOIL, PRODUCTIONS, &C. A CHEAP EDITION FOR THE PEOPLE. PRICE TWELVE-AND-A-HALF CENTS. TEN COPIES FOR ONE DOLLAR. New York: F. M. Pratt, Publisher. W. H. Graham, Agent for Supplying the Trade, n.d. . 23x14 cm, pp. [1-3] 4-48, self wrappers, untrimmed, sewn. First edition. "Published as 'a cheap edition for the people,' and priced at twelve and a half cents, this guide to California and the Gold Rush was extremely popular and appeared under numerous imprints from various Eastern cities. It provided a comprehensive historical background as well as geographic and economic descriptions of the area, and was intended for prospective emigrants" (Howell). "This slender book features Colonel R. B. Mason's report, a letter of Thomas Larkin dated June 1, 1848, extracts from newspapers on directions to California, and sketches of people, climate, and natural resources" (Kurutz). Cowan (1933), p. 96. Howell (50) 102a. Howes C39. Kurutz 107. Norris 3099 ("extremely rare"). Sabin 9970. A fine copy. Enclosed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. (#167000).
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