San Francisco: Printed by W.M. Hinton & Co., 1881. vii,,677pp. Original cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, spine gilt. Recased, with new endpapers. Cloth rubbed, shelfworn, and a bit faded. Very clean internally. Overall, very good. A presentation copy, inscribed by White on the front flyleaf. Designated "Author's Edition" on the titlepage, and with a line through the pseudonym "William Grey," and with "Wm. F. White" stamped below it (same on the introduction page). Includes numerous gold rush memoirs and descriptions of the major cities. Much of the beginning of the text is a critique of Soule's ANNALS OF SAN FRANCISCO. Also included in the text are three short novels, with California settings, written for children. HOWES W372. COWAN, p.680. ROCQ 16151. KURUTZ 676. GRAFF 4635. (Inventory #: WRCAM400A)
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