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Title: Shirley Letters from California Mines in ...
Publisher: Thomas C. Russell, at His Private Press
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Thomas C. Russell, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Signed First Limited Edition. Of a total of 450 copies, the first 200 copies were special issues on Exeter book paper. Our copy is #102 of the 200 copies. Signed, "T.C.R." [Thomas C. Rusell]. Sand cloth spine with pale yellow paper-covered boards. Original paper spine label with one edge chipped (not affecting lettering). Previous owner's name written on front free end paper. Frontispiece. Published by Thomas C. Russell, at his Private Press. San Francisco, 1922. 350 pages. Mylar cover. A compilation of twenty three letters on the California Gold Rush years of 1851-1852, from Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe to her sister in Massachusetts. These twenty three letters were originally published, under the pseudonym, "Dame Shirley" in the Pioneer Press magazine of 1854-1855, an exceedingly rare magazine, these letters present a vivid picture of every day life in the California gold mines of 1851-1852. This limited edition first has a synopses of the twenty three letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations by Thomas C. Russell. Illustrated with eight plate drawings. Howes C-433b, Kurutz 133a, Cowen II p.837, Wheat #39, Zamorarano 80, #69, Randall p.93-95, Adams Six Guns #425. Rare. Full refund if not satisfied. Signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 036390
Book Description Thomas C. Russell, at His Private Press, San Francisco, California, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First, Limited Edition. San Francisco, California: Thomas C. Russell, at His Private Press, 1922. First, limited edition, number 138 of 200 copies on Exeter paper, from a total edition of 450 copies, signed by the publisher. Near fine in near fine dustjacket. Series of personal letters from the Gold Rush period, reproduced here with eight hand colored tissue protected plates, with additional commentary by the publisher. Grayish blue hardcover with tan linen cloth spine, paper spine label, several pages printed with decorative headers and other elements in blue, 350 pages plus colophon, grayish blue dustjacket with paper spine label and gilt lettering and design on front panel. The book has effectively no wear, tight binding, one plate neatly detached but present with very minor wear to its top edge, very clean pages with no names or other markings, a few imperfections to the lovely and probably handmade Exeter book-paper visible in margins. The mylar protected dustjacket has a very tiny chip to the spine head, otherwise about fine. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 031172