BRIDES OF THE GOLD RUSH: The Nevada County Chronicles 1851-1859.
Edition: First printing.
Grass Valley, CA: Comstock Bonanza Press, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second volume in this history of Nevada County during its exciting and tumultuos mining days, when the three largest cities in California were San Francisco, Sacramento and Nevada City. Includes the stories of Tallman Rolfe, a young printer and apostate Mormon, of Charles Mulford, a prospector who opened a bookstore in Nevada City - both of whom married their hometown sweethearts and brought them West. Also includes an account of Lola Montez, who settled for a while in Grass Valley. In researching this book, the author had access to more than 1000 letters, many written by the young women who would become the brides and wives. SIGNED by the author on the first page. The first edition was limited to 2000 copies. Maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. xvi, 440 pp. plus colophon. ISBN: 0-933994052.
Condition: Fine in black cloth boards with gilt titling in a very near fine dustjacket.