BACON, BEANS, AND GALANTINES: Food and Foodways on the Western Mining Frontier.
Edition: First printing.
Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating, entertaining and scholarly look at this important, but often neglected, aspect of social history. While the book focuses on the California gold rush of 49 and the Nevada mines in the early 1900's much more is covered - including nutrition on the Overland trail, restaurants in the mining towns, etc. Much of the material is based on early diaries. Profusely illustrated. Index, bibliography. 246 pages.
Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.