Publisher: The Talisman Press, Georgetown, California
Description: Hardcover with double slip case. 558 pages. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies of which this is number 184. Signed by the author. Also includes facsimile documents pertaining to James W. Marshall in a pocket attached to the inside rear cover.
Condition: Some light fading to the spine. Outer slipcase shows some light shelf wear and light soiling. Gift inscription on the colophon page.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: This book is a comprehensive biography of the man who discovered gold in California's American River in January of 1848 which touched off the 1849 Gold Rush. Includes extensive notes and a complete index.
Also laid in are three letters, two hand-written from the author and one typed from a Mrs. Drysdale. The contents of the letters pertain to historical research that the author was conducting on behalf of the Bank of California about their founder, William Chapman Ralston.