California As it Is & As It May Be; Or a Guide to the Gold Region.

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1933. hardcover. Introduction by George D. Lyman. Illus. by Valenti Angelo. xxxii, 104pp. 8vo, rebound in later brown cloth, leather label, corners bumped, ex-lib, spine label rubbed. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1933. very good(-).

Rare Americana Series, Number 8. One of 500 copies. The original San Francisco 1849 edition was the "First California-printed English book of an original nature." Howes W-405. "Dr. Wierzbicki, a Polish refugee, came to California in 1847...and set up a medical practice in San Francisco. He also joined the gold rush in the high Sierras." Hill p. 615. Zamorano 80, Number 79. Wheat Gold Rush 227. Graff 4650.

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