[MINING, SAN FRANCISCO, ADVENTURE]. A LA CALIFORNIA – Sketches of Life in the Golden State. Thick octavo (6.0 x 8.75). Re-bound in brown leather. Hinges tight and sound. Minor thumbing to some plates as shown. Overall, very good or better. A´ la California (1873) is a volume of reminiscences and anecdotal history published after Evans’s death at sea. He begins by taking his reader on a tour from the Sierra Morena through the San Andreas Valley, south to Pescadero and Santa Cruz, up the Napa Valley and Mount St. He offers several chapters on San Francisco, with special attention to the legends of the Barbary Coast and Chinatown and tales of miners in the Gold Rush. From the Family collection of William Henry Workman (1839 – 1918) two term Mayor of Los Angeles, banker, & pioneer settler of the Los Angeles & Boyle Heights area. We acquired some 300 volumes from the Estate of David J. Workman (1930 – 2020) who was a Los Angeles Judge and functioned as the Workman family historian. An important and rare opportunity to acquire items from one of the key families of early Los Angeles. This item is in the category “Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “bibliomonster” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Subject: History
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition