“NINE YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE EARLY DAYS OF CALIFORNIA AFFORDED AMPLE MATERIAL”
(CALIFORNIA) (MORGAN, Dale L., editor) GARDINER, Howard C. In Pursuit of the Golden Dream. Stoughton, Massachusetts: Western Hemisphere, Inc., 1970. Quarto, modern half brown morocco gilt, raised bands. Housed in custom slipcase. $500.
Signed limited first edition of Gardiner’s engrossing and long unpublished memoir of the California Gold Rush, number 82 of only 100 copies, signed by the editor, acclaimed historian Dale L. Morgan.
Valued by scholars and collectors not only for Gardiner's rich autobiographical account of the Gold Rush—written in 1896 and solicited but never published—but also for noted historian Dale Morgan's comprehensive bibliographic introduction. With 8 full-page illustrations and folding map.
A fine copy.