First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in gold on the spine, tan front and rear endpapers, xx , 230 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, footnotes, bibliography. This book is a collection of diaries or personal accounts by South American emigrants during the California Gold Rush. The reports are eye witness accounts, written either on the spot or within a few years of the events described. The writers were Chileans, so they provide us with a view of ourselves through foreign eyes. These accounts are valuable historic documents that provide primary eyewitness testimony to the events of the Gold Rush. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 44455