LIFE IN CALIFORNIA BEFORE THE GOLD DISCOVERY.
Place Published: Palo Alto
Publisher: Lewis Osborne
Date Published: 1966
Edition: First edition thus, limited to 1950 copies
Condition: Faint fading to covers, but very good, else quite clean and unworn. Gift inscription to front blank leaf
Book Id: 20508
Original green cloth, quarto (8 x 10.5 inches), 76pp. Endpaper maps, b/w plates and illustrations.
Originally published in The Century Magazine for December 1890 and February 1891. In 1848 Bidwell made a fortune in the gold rush, the following year he bought 26000 acres of the upper Sacramento Valley-naming his property Rancho Chico, in 1860 he laid out the town of Chico. Bidwell died in 1900.