- Keyword = California Gold Rush
Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, Via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel
New York: George P. Putnam, 1850. Second edition. 2 vols, 251, 247 pages with 14 pages of advertising. Eight lithographic plates, colored, at frontis and bound into the text of each volume. "This work by an eminent writer and artist is probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush in California. The author's description of the Constitutional Convention at Monterey is the best we have, as are also the views he gives us of the earliest mining camps"--Zamorano 80, no. 73. ISBN: 281AIB0024670.
Second edition. Embossed front and back covers with gold lettering on spine. Fading to spine and covers. Spotting to upper portion of front cover of volume two. Heavy foxing throughout both volumes. Pages largely unopened and bindings tight. Library blindstamps on title-page and a few interior text pages; small bookplates on both front pastedowns.Book ID: 15827More details Price: $500.00
The Overland Journey of Joseph Francl: The first Bohemian to cross the plains to the California gold fields
San Francisco: William P. Wreden, 1968. 55 pages. Introduction by Richard Brautigan. Illustrations by Patricia Oberhaus. Typographic design by Jack Werner Stauffacher, the Greenwood Press, San Francisco. Francl, a native of Bohemia, in the Czech republic, was an early pioneer in the American west (he is credited - online - with being the first Czech in Nebraska as well as the Gold Country. This book is based on his diary. Edition limited to just 540 copies. ISBN: B002K9TY56.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine white blank paper dust jacket.Book ID: 134171More details Price: $56.25
A Down-Easter in the Far West: The Reminiscence of James Neall in Oregon & California, 1845-50
Ashland: 1977. 132 pages. Publication of the Oregon Book Society, no. 5. One of 350 copies printed by Sherwood and Katharine Grover at the Grace Hoper Press in Aptos, California. Neall's memoirs were edited by Martin Schmitt and K. Keith Richard. ISBN: B0006CP8FE.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a very good example of the unprinted dust jacket, with minor loss to the spine head and a bit grubby on the rear panel where the clear glassine jacket is missing a 7 by 2-1/2 inch piece. Copy number 217.Book ID: 244340More details Price: $25.00
Eldorado Vol. I & II
Palo Alto: Lewis Osborne, 1968. The true facsimile of the 1850 edition, including the original color plates. Published by Lewis Osborne. Illustrated. ISBN: B007BRJWY0.
Near FineBook ID: 261019More details Price: $25.00
Australians and the Gold Rush: California and Down Under, 1849 - 1854
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966. 317 pages. Using contemporary newspapers, letters and diaries the author reconstructs the experience of Australians as they crossed the Pacific to the California gold fields. ISBN: 9780520008724.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in a dust jacket with fading to the spine and a chip at the spine head.Book ID: 233984More details Price: $20.00
The Adventures of a Young Swiss in California: The Gold Rush Account of Theophile De Rutte
Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1992. 109 pages. One of 400 copies. ISBN: 9780961733421.
First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Inscribed by Paquette to a previous owner on the title page.Book ID: 262333More details Price: $20.00
Notes on California and the Placers: How to Get There, and What to Do Afterwards
Oakland: Biobooks, 1956. 156 pages. Limited edition, 1/700 copies. ISBN: B0007EUO5U.
Very GoodBook ID: 132007
Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby: Reminiscences of California and Guatemala from 1849 to 1864
San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1945. Huntington Library publications. ISBN: B0007EQX0A.
Very GoodBook ID: 45264
California Gold Rush Voyages, 1848-1849: Three Original Narratives
San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1954. 246 pages. The first publication of three manuscript journals of voyages to California during the Gold Rush. ISBN: B007T3UA4M.
Very GoodBook ID: 260949
Around the Horn to California in 1849
Palo Alto, CA: Lewis Osborne, 1967. 92 pages. Based on the author's journal and letters. An edition of 1950 numbered copies. ISBN: B002K53J9C.
Very GoodBook ID: 140970
Gold is the Cornerstone
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948. 321 pages. ISBN: B000Q5XWQS.
Very GoodBook ID: 45226More details Price: $12.50
DIARY Of NELSON KINGSLEY. A California Argonaut of 1849. Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History Volume 3, Number 3.
Berkeley: University of California, 1914. ISBN: B001ERJOE6.
First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in printed wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 264192More details Price: $12.00
The California Almanac for 1849. Reprinted from the copy in the Huntington Library.
Friends of the Huntington Library, 1942. ISBN: B006LO7DJK.
Very GoodBook ID: 263797
Mother Lode Album
Stanford University Press, 1948. ISBN: B003VZZCY0.
Very GoodBook ID: 260952
A Kemble Reader: Stories of California, 1846-1848
San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1963. 168 pages. ISBN: B00ARMWEXM.
Very GoodBook ID: 105499
Christmas in California: Part One-Christmas at Sutter's fort in 1847; Part Two-Christmas Before the Americans Came [cover title: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year]
California Historical Society, 1950. ISBN: B01M2DDZPF.
Very GoodBook ID: 204293
Vigilante Justive: How a Few Determined Men Brought Law and Order to the Forty-Niners in San Francisco
Reynal and Company, 1956. ISBN: B0012ZS3UG.
Very GoodBook ID: 253472More details Price: $9.98
The Fools of '49: The California Gold Rush, 1848-1856 (The Living History Library)
Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. ISBN: 9780394826851.
Very GoodBook ID: 253470More details Price: $9.98
Volunteer Forty-Niners: Tennesseans and the California Gold Rush
Vanderbilt University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780826512987.
Very GoodBook ID: 235234More details Price: $8.50
World Rushed In
Touchstone, 1983. ISBN: 9780671255381.
Very GoodBook ID: 235619More details Price: $8.50