First edition hardcover, signed by the author-it has 265 pages, including Postscript, Acknowledegments, Bibliography and Index. Jacket has wear, including tiny tears along the edge and spine area and rub to corners, it is now protected by plastic. Gray boards with gold lettering to the spine. No wear or bumped corners. Other than the authors signature, there are no marks-and no tears or creases. 10-20 illustrations and several maps. Tight, square binding."The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice"One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This account describes how mining camps, towns, and businesses were set up in California during the gold rush
From the Back Cover: Countless letters, diaries, and reminiscences survive to testify to their feelings and their achievements, to their experiences coping with adversity--and the freedom--they found at the frontier. In their own words they tell us how they laid another child to rest along the way encountered Indians, thirsted under the merciless desert sun, and stepped out of their burdensome layers of petticoats to do whatever needed to be done.
Title: They Saw the Elephant: Women in the ...
Publisher: Archon Books
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very good +
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Archon Books. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2879173045
Book Description Archon Books, Hamden, Connecticut, USA, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Appears to be the 1st edition. An attractive copy, without marks. 265 pages. Seller Inventory # 011130
Book Description Shoe String Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0208022732I5N10
Book Description Archon Books, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket, usual edgewear. California: California; Women. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Seller Inventory # U0208022732
Book Description Archon Books, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. jacket is shelf rubbed. edge wear on boards. light foxing and marks. library stamps. sound binding. fairly good copy.[SK]. Seller Inventory # 4ip
Book Description Archon Books, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Gray boards lightly rubbed on edges. Usual library/discard markings. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # 316856
Book Description Archon Books, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Seller Inventory # 105036
Book Description Archon Books, Hamden, Connecticut, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Clean unmarked copy, solid binding, very nice. Seller Inventory # 011723
Book Description Archon Books/Shoe String Press, Hamden, CT, 1990. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Condition: Yes. Near Fine/DJ Good. Greybrown cloth, xxii-265 pp, b/w illus. "Countless letters, diaries, and reminiscences survive.There was no stage in the development of the West that did not feel their presence." Book has embossed bookplate twice, o/w quite fine; DJ has medium edgewear. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 007058
Book Description Archon Books, 1997. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0208022732-2-4