Put’s Golden Songster Containing the Largest and Most Popular Collection of California Songs Ever Published
first editionoriginal tan wrappers, pictorially stamped and lettered in black
by [STONE John A.]
San Francisco: D. E. Appleton, (1858). First edition. original tan wrappers, pictorially stamped and lettered in black. Fine. 16mo. Illustrated Rare in this fine condition “Induced by the indulgence and favor you have extended to my previous “Local Songster” ... Originally commence to relieve the tedium of a lonely cabin life ... I have endeavoured to portray, as graphically as possible, LIFE IN CALIFORNIA, at a time when the restraints of society had to some extent become released; and I can only imagine -from the success which has attended my humble efforts- that I have “held the mirror up to Nature:” ... from the preface.The last two pages list names of “Mining Localities Peculiar to California” such as Hell’s Delight, Miller’s Defeat, Ground Hog’s Glory, Ladies’ Valley and Gridiron Bar amongst others.“Much of the flavor, pathos and humor of the Gold Days” -Wheat. Includes: California Ball, Miner’s Meeting, California Bank Robbers, Hangtown Gals, I Often Think of Writing Home, On Board the Steamer, Sweet Betsey, Happy Miner, and many others plust a list of mining localities peculiar to California including Gouge Eye, Guano Hill, Mad Canon, Quack Hill, Swellhead Diggings, etc.[Greenwood 983. Wheat 162. Not in Graff].
(Inventory #: 33802)
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