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Journey to the Gold Diggins. By Jeremiah Saddlebags.

Read, James A. and Donald F.

Published by William P. Wreden, Burlingame, 1950
From Argonaut Book Shop, ABAA (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

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Facsimile of the very rare 1849 edition. Includes a new introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson. One of 390 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press. Illustrated by the authors. Oblong octavo. [12], 63pp. 112 illustrations in color. Title page printed in red, blue, black and gold. Cloth-backed yellow boards, spine label. Original plain blue dust jacket. Jacket spine is darkened. A fine copy. "The best known of the American comic books on the Gold Rush. Saddlebags, in this amusing and satirical work, came to California via the Isthmus of Panama and returned overland (the opposite of most Argonauts)" (Kurutz). "One hundred and twelve caricature illustrations of various phases of life to and at the mines" (Howes). [Howes I: R-92; Howes II: R-90; Kurutz: 524 note]. Bookseller Inventory # 6369

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Title: Journey to the Gold Diggins. By Jeremiah ...

Publisher: William P. Wreden, Burlingame

Publication Date: 1950

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The Argonaut Book Shop was founded in 1941 in the middle of the financial district of San Francisco. The Argonaut was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and has been a member in good standing ever since. The Shop is now located just three blocks from Union Square in downtown San Francisco and is open six days a week. Parking facilities include ample street space and a parking garage close by. The bookstore occupies one large room open to the public. One will find antique bookcases filled with fine and rare books, mostly dealing with the history of California and the American West. One will also find fine press books and other rare subject matter. The shop also carried good books in varied subject areas including art, maritime, American civil war, books on antiques, literature, regional Americana, etc..

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