The Shirley Letters from the California Mines in 1851-52. Being a Series of Twenty-three Letters from Dame Shirley . To Her Sister in Massachusetts (Signed First Limited Edition)

By: Dame Shirley [Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe]. With Thomas C. Russell

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Book Condition: Very Good


Signed First Limited Edition. Of a total of 450 copies, the first 200 copies were special issues on Exeter book paper. Our copy is #102 of the 200 copies. Signed, "T.C.R." [Thomas C. Rusell]. Sand cloth spine with pale yellow paper-covered boards. Original paper spine label with one edge chipped (not affecting lettering). Previous owner's name written on front free end paper. Frontispiece. Published by Thomas C. Russell, at his Private Press. San Francisco, 1922. 350 pages. Mylar cover. A compilation of twenty three letters on the California Gold Rush years of 1851-1852, from Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe to her sister in Massachusetts. These twenty three letters were originally published, under the pseudonym, "Dame Shirley" in the Pioneer Press magazine of 1854-1855, an exceedingly rare magazine, these letters present a vivid picture of every day life in the California gold mines of 1851-1852. This limited edition first has a synopses of the twenty three letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations by Thomas C. Russell. Illustrated with eight plate drawings. Howes C-433b, Kurutz 133a, Cowen II p.837, Wheat #39, Zamorarano 80, #69, Randall p.93-95, Adams Six Guns #425. Rare. Full refund if not satisfied.

Title: The Shirley Letters from the California Mines in 1851-52. Being a Series of Twenty-three Letters from Dame Shirley . To Her Sister in Massachusetts (Signed First Limited Edition)

Author Name: Dame Shirley [Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe]. With Thomas C. Russell

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: US History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, Thomas C. Russell: 1922

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 036390