History of California From Its Discovery to the Present Time. Comprising Also a Full Description of... History of California From Its Discovery to the Present Time. Comprising Also a Full Description of...

History of California From Its Discovery to the Present Time. Comprising Also a Full Description of Its Climate, Surface, Soil, Rivers, Towns, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, State of Its Society, Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, Mining, &C. With a Journal of the Voyage from New York, Via Nicaragua, to San Francisco and Back, Via Panama

Capron, E. S. [Elisha Smith]

Published by John P. Jewett & Company, 1854
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xii, 356 pages. Large folding map at front. 'Capron gives a description of San Francisco with details of its lurid side. lucid definitions of various mining techniques as well as descriptions of the miners' court, miners' home, and Chinese exclusion. The last portion of his book contains his well-written journal from New York to Nicaragua and California' in 1853 -- Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, 116. The map, measuring 11-1/4 by 14 inches, is that of J. H. Colton, first published in 1853. See also Howes US-iana, C-127; Cowan and Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 104, etc. First edition (first printing), bound in the publisher's brown cloth (also seen in black and blue). Some loss to the spine ends, but generally a very nice copy. Map nicely colored, with a few short tears. This copy belonged to Rush R. Sloane, with his ownership signature dated 1854 aboard the steamer Star of the West. Sloane was a noted Ohio attorney and abolitionist; his house in Sandusky was a stop on the Underground Railroad. In 1854, he went briefly to California, where he was appointed a Commissioner of Deeds. The steamer Star of the West was shelled in early 1861 attempting to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter; later that year, she was captured by Confederate forces. A significant California book with an interesting provenance. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: History of California From Its Discovery to ...
Publisher: John P. Jewett & Company
Publication Date: 1854
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description John P. Jewett & Company., Boston., 1854. Decorated hard cover. Photograph available upon request. (illustrator). First edition.. Octavo. Photograph available upon request. Howes C-127. Lacks map. Very nice copy. Interior tight, unfoxed, very light shelf wear to exterior. Bookseller Inventory # 163105

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Book Description John P. Jewett and Company, 1854. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. First Edition. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. LACKS THE MAP, a few tables in the text; text clean, unmarked. Original brown cloth, spine titled and decorated in gilt, added clear mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, head and foot of spine chipped, boards showing beneath the cloth on bottom edge. Red "CHS DUP" rubber stamp on rear end-paper. Sold AS IS. Elisha Smith Capron left New York City on April 23, 1853, passed through Nicaragua and on to California where he arrived in San Francisco on May 21st, as commercial agent for a number of mercantile houses in New York. During his mission, Capron "visited the principal cities and villages of the state. He also traversed various parts of the mining regions, and sojourned with the miners, among their valleys and mountains." The second part reports on San Francisco, including sensational aspects the city. The third part discusses mines and miners, including mining techniques and social conditions. The final part is Capron's journal. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, I, p. 104; Howes, U.S.iana, C-127; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, 116; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region, 254. Bookseller Inventory # GG32215V-028

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Book Description John P. Jewett & Co, Boston, 1854. 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 104). xi, 356, [7 (blank)] pp. Lacks map. 7-1/4" x 4-3/4" Rubbing and aging to spine and boards, light chipping to bottom rear board. Small sticker at top of spine. Previous owner's signature and stamp to FFEP and title page. A VG copy. Half-bound black leather spine with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt stamped lettering to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 37987

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Book Description John P. Jewett and Company, 1854. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches. (12), 356 pp. Folding chromolithographic map dated 1854, a few tables in the text; text spotted, map creased at the edges, map torn horizontally across from where it attaches at the gutter, this has been neatly repaired on the verso. Original blind-stamped red cloth, spine decorated and titled in gilt; binding square and tight, foot of spine chipped, head of spine softened, red of cloth rubbed off 1/3 up from foot of rear hinge, corners showing. Good. This copy contains the engraved map by George W. Colton, perhaps the best-known map of California in the eastern United States during the 1850s. "It was republished annually for a time, with little or no change." See: Wheat. Capron left New York City on April 23, 1853, passed through Nicaragua and on to California where he arrived in San Francisco on May 21st, as commercial agent for a number of mercantile houses in New York. During his mission, Capron "visited the principal cities and villages of the state. He also traversed various parts of the mining regions, and sojourned with the miners, among their valleys and mountains." The second part reports on San Francisco, including sensational aspects the city. The third part discusses mines and miners, including mining techniques and social conditions. The final part is Capron's journal. REFERENCES: Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, I, p. 104; Howes, U.S.iana, C-127; Kurutz, The California Gold Rush, 116; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region, 254. Bookseller Inventory # GG32215V-029

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Book Description Boston. 1854., 1854. xi,356pp. plus large folding color map. 12mo. Original gilt cloth. Head and toe of spine chipped (more so at head of spine), corners lightly worn. Old pencil inscription on front free endpaper: "To His Excelly. Gov. Clarke." A few signatures pulling, but internally clean. Overall very good. Capron went to California in the spring of 1853 as the agent of several mercantile houses in New York. His vivid account includes descriptions of the lurid side of San Francisco, gaming, Chinese inhabitants, the missions of California, life in the mines, mining techniques, etc. "This work gives extensive treatment to the Mexican War and the conquest of California. Part two gives a detailed description of San Francisco, and part three a description of the gold mines of California" - Hill. The handsome colored folding map by Colton includes an inset street map of San Francisco. COWAN, p.104. KURUTZ 116. HOWES C127. ROCQ 16759. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 254. SABIN 10764. GRAFF 580. HILL 254. RUMSEY COLLECTION 2885. STREETER SALE 2734 (this map in pocket form). Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 23480A

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