Texas Argonauts Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush

By: Dillon, Richard H.

Price: $65.00

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Book Condition: New


1st ed., oblong 4to, 10 x 13 inches. 199 pp. Limited to 450 copies. With color illustrations by Charles Shaw, appendix, footnotes, bibliography, index and endpaper maps. Original prospectus laid in. Series: The Book Club of California Publication, No. 186. Quarter natural linen, illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label, maps in end-leaves, plain white paper dust-jacket. Isaac Duval (1824-1902) was an American adventurer and businessman prior to becoming a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a young man, he traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he joined an elder brother who was running a trading post. Afterward, he became a western and mountain scout, venturing to the California Gold Rush in 1849. This book records Duval's reminiscences of the Gila Trail journey from Texas to the Mother Lode Mines. Kurutz: The California Gold Rush, No 212. A new copy, but with some toning, light creases, and edge-nicks to the jacket; light creasing to the prospectus.

Title: Texas Argonauts Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush

Author Name: Dillon, Richard H.

Categories: Americana, Californiana, Exploration, History, Western Americana,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: The Book Club of California: 2987

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: Near fine

Size: 4to

Item: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: sbcc1907221f

Keywords: gold rush, california, mining, exploration