San Francisco: California Publishing Co, 1893. First edition. Rebound in gray buckram in the style of the original binding, octavo (6 x 8.75 inches), 407 pp. B/w photos, illustrations. A fine copy, clean and unworn. Some toning to text, previous owner names to front blank leaf, short edge tear to front blank leaf and frontispiece, else very good. Item #23758
Author was the founder of the town of Downieville on the North Fork of the Yuba River in California's gold country.