Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1949 First book edition. x, 189pp. Frontispiece plus three halftones; fifteen line illustrations. Notes, bibliographic note, index. Map endpapers. Tan cloth. Lower corner slightly jammed. A fine copy. "Sam Ward's reminiscences of his two years in the Southern Mines were discovered by Professor Collins in the New York weekly Porter's Spirit of the Times under the title 'Incidents on the River of Grace,' this Gold Rush account appeared in fourteen installments from January 22 to April 23, 1861. Calling this a 'loquacious account,' Gudde credited Ward for writing a valuable and detailed account of Quartzburg in the Mariposa District" (Kurutz). [Kurutz: 662; Rocq: 16133].. (Inventory #: 7908)
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