The Diary of a Forty-Niner First Edition

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  • First Edition of The Diary of a Forty-Niner; lengthily inscribed by Chauncey L. Canfield


    The Diary of a Forty-Niner.

    San Francisco : Morgan Shepard Company, 1906.

    First edition of this early twentieth century California gold mining diary, “kept by Alfred T. Jackson, a pioneer California miner, from May 18, 1850 to June 17, 1852.” Octavo, original cloth over illustrated boards, frontispiece map titled, “The Land of the 49er: Yuba, Sierra, and Nevada Countries”, top edge green. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper, “Mr. Willis Polk, Compliments of the author Chauncey L. Canfield San Francisco February 4th 1908.” One of only 2000 copies, 1200 of which were destroyed in the San Francisco fire of 1906. From the library of Harold L. Mack III with his bookplate and ownership signature and address. In very good condition. Uncommon signed and inscribed.

    Price: $500.00     Item Number: 100356

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