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Auction archive: Lot number 202

California, In-Doors and Out; or, How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State

Estimate
US$200 - US$300
Price realised:
US$120
Auction archive: Lot number 202

California, In-Doors and Out; or, How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State

Estimate
US$200 - US$300
Price realised:
US$120
Beschreibung:

Title: California, In-Doors and Out; or, How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State Author: Farnham, Eliza W. Place: New York Publisher: Dix, Edwards & Co. Date: 1856 Description: xiv, [2], 508 + [8] ad pp. (8vo) original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. First-hand account of early California from a feminine perspective. "Written by the wife of Thomas J. Farnham, who was noted as a traveler. Aside from the customary moral reflections common to many writers, her book contains much that is worthy of interest, presenting a fairly clear view of the formation of the vigilance committee in 1856" - Cowan. Kurutz calls the author a "pioneer California feminist." Four of the chapters are devoted to the mines. Cowan (II) p. 203; Kurutz 232. Lot Amendments Condition: Binding worn, modern bookplate; foxing and staining within; good. Item number: 283680

Auction archive: Lot number 202
Auction:
Datum:
21 Sep 2017
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: California, In-Doors and Out; or, How we Farm, Mine, and Live Generally in the Golden State Author: Farnham, Eliza W. Place: New York Publisher: Dix, Edwards & Co. Date: 1856 Description: xiv, [2], 508 + [8] ad pp. (8vo) original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. First-hand account of early California from a feminine perspective. "Written by the wife of Thomas J. Farnham, who was noted as a traveler. Aside from the customary moral reflections common to many writers, her book contains much that is worthy of interest, presenting a fairly clear view of the formation of the vigilance committee in 1856" - Cowan. Kurutz calls the author a "pioneer California feminist." Four of the chapters are devoted to the mines. Cowan (II) p. 203; Kurutz 232. Lot Amendments Condition: Binding worn, modern bookplate; foxing and staining within; good. Item number: 283680

Auction archive: Lot number 202
Auction:
Datum:
21 Sep 2017
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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