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Champagne and Shoes. An Essay on John T. Little's Coloma Emporium with an Original Double Leaf from Its Journal: 1850-1851

Johnson, Kenneth M.

Published by Peregrine Press for the Porpoise Bookshop, 1962
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Quarto. 20pp. One of 76 copies printed and illustrated by Henry Evans at the Peregrine Press for the Porpoise Bookshop. With illustrations throughout in pale terracotta. This leaf book explores the contents of a journal recording the business transactions of a Gold Rush-era shop owned by John T. Little. The original double leaf from the journal is dated June 1851 on the first three pages, and July 1851 on the last page. The leaf records purchases, including hats and gloves, clay pipes, wine, brandy, and all kinds of comestibles. The accompanying text by Kenneth M. Johnson describes the history of Coloma, California, where the store was located, and the emporium itself, which, as the title suggests, sold everything from champagne to shoes. Spine faintly sunned, else fine in blue boards and housed in the original blue slipcase. (Chalmers 125). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Champagne and Shoes. An Essay on John T. ...
Publisher: Peregrine Press for the Porpoise Bookshop
Publication Date: 1962
Illustrator: Evans, Henry

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Published by Peregrine Press for the Porpoise Bookshop, San Francisco (1962)
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Book Description Peregrine Press for the Porpoise Bookshop, San Francisco, 1962. Evans, Henry (illustrator). Quarto. 20pp. One of 76 copies printed and illustrated by Henry Evans at the Peregrine Press for the Porpoise Bookshop. With illustrations throughout in pale terracotta. This leaf book explores the contents of a journal recording the business transactions of a Gold Rush-era shop owned by John T. Little. The original double leaf from the journal is dated June 1851 on the first three pages, and July 1851 on the last page. The leaf records purchases, including hats and gloves, clay pipes, wine, brandy, and all kinds of comestibles. The accompanying text by Kenneth M. Johnson describes the history of Coloma, California, where the store was located, and the emporium itself, which, as the title suggests, sold everything from champagne to shoes. Spine faintly sunned, else fine in blue boards and housed in the original blue slipcase. (Chalmers 125). Seller Inventory # 24303

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