1851 1st ed Sixteen Months Gold Diggings Woods California Gold Rush Mining RARE

WOODS, Daniel Bates

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Daniel B. Woods, a Philadelphia clergyman, sailed to California in February 1849, crossing Mexico to San Blas, and arriving in San Francisco in June. ‘Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings’ recounts his travels and his experiences as a prospector in the Northern Mines on the American River and at Hart’s Bar and other camps in the Southern Mines. His book offers an exceptionally realistic picture of the drudgery of mining and the business side of miners’ companies.

 

Cowan remarks about Woods’ ‘Sixteen Months’,

“A valuable contribution to the history of mining camps and communities, and the laws and regulations adopted by them for the protection of claims and property”

 

Bibliographer Volkmann notes ‘Sixteen Months’ is,

one of the earliest published journals of the Mexican crossing” and ” some of the best, most realistic descriptions of the sweaty, knuckle-bruising, backbreaking, footsore work of extracting elusive golden flakes and nuggets out of the earth.” (Kurutz, Volkmann).

 

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1851 1st ed Sixteen Months Gold Diggings Woods California Gold Rush Mining RARE

 

Daniel B. Woods, a Philadelphia clergyman, sailed to California in February 1849, crossing Mexico to San Blas, and arriving in San Francisco in June. ‘Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings’ recounts his travels and his experiences as a prospector in the Northern Mines on the American River and at Hart’s Bar and other camps in the Southern Mines. His book offers an exceptionally realistic picture of the drudgery of mining and the business side of miners’ companies.

 

Cowan remarks about Woods’ ‘Sixteen Months’,

“A valuable contribution to the history of mining camps and communities, and the laws and regulations adopted by them for the protection of claims and property”

 

Bibliographer Volkmann notes ‘Sixteen Months’ is,

one of the earliest published journals of the Mexican crossing” and ” some of the best, most realistic descriptions of the sweaty, knuckle-bruising, backbreaking, footsore work of extracting elusive golden flakes and nuggets out of the earth.” (Kurutz, Volkmann).

 

Item number: #12399

Price: $750

 

WOODS, Daniel Bates

 

Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings.

 

New York, Harper & Bros., 1851. First Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • viii, [9]-199, [1], 6, [2]
  • References: Cowan II p. 694; Graff 4741; Howes W651; Sabin 10512; Zamorano 80: 80; Kurutz 696A
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – Chase
    • Handwritten – George W. Cobb
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm)
  • Auction records and price comparisons at $2,500

 

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Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

WOODS, Daniel Bates

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete