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    GUIDE FOR THE CALIFORNIA GOLD FIELDS.. This 34-page imprint was published in New York in 1850 by William Gowans. Issued just two years after the discovery of gold in California and in the wake of the "49’ers", it was one of many travel guides issued to gold prospectors headed West. It is titled "California: The Wonder of the Age. A Book for Every One Going to or Having An Interest In That Golden Region; Being the Report of Thomas Butler King, United States Government Agent in and for California." The information contained in such guides was not always reliable, as attested to the tragedy of the Donner Party. Disbound, in titled buff wraps, minor chipping to back cover; else a clean and tight copy.

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    9th Tuesday
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