Item #8967 California: As It Is & As It May Be. Or, a Guide to the Gold Regions. Felix Paul Wierzbicki.

California: As It Is & As It May Be. Or, a Guide to the Gold Regions

San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933. 1/500. 100pp. Octavo [25 cm] 1/4 black cloth over green boards with a paper label on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Item #8967

Dr. Wierzbicki prefaced this work by stating that he had spent several years in California and more than four months in the gold fields. The book opens with a general description of the state and its history. The author then goes on to describe the mines and offers helpful tips to those who would try their luck at the diggings, with useful advice on the right clothes, using a rocker, prospecting methods, etc. This is followed by a guide to San Francisco. The first edition of this book has the distinction of being the first book in English printed in California, and on California. Eberstadt 125: 233. Howes W405. Kurutz 678d. Wheat, Books 227. Zamorano Eighty 79.

Price: $100.00

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