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  • Hoeper, George.
    BLACK BART: Boulevadier Bandit.

    Edition: Trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Fresno, California: Word Dancer Press, (1995.). "The Saga of California's Most Mysterious Stagecoach Robber and the Men Who Sought to Capture Him." Biography of the legendary robber Black Bart, who plagued Wells Fargo & Co. and was responsible for at least 28 stagecoach robberies in California's gold country - robberies conducted on foot and with an unloaded shotgun. Meanwhile he was leading a double life in San Francisco, where he was known as the very polite Charles Boles, until he disappeared without a trace in 1888. Illustrated with vintage photographs, bibliography, index. 168 pp. ISBN: 1-884995055.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36430
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  • MYSTERY OF HADDOCK'S GOLD. by Leer, Robert E.
    Leer, Robert E.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Andreas: Old Scoundrel Books, (1999). SIGNED first edition - Suspense novel set in Mountain Ranch in California's Calaveras County. "Three boys find themselves trapped between the evil of the past and the terror of the present, and to survive they must unravel the 140 year old Mystery of Haddock's Gold." Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the title page and dated in 2002. 412 pp. ISBN: 9780971553101.

    Condition: Good condition (creasing to the covers, contents very good)

    Book ID: 55517
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  • MOKELUMNE GOLD. by Mitchell, Major.
    Mitchell, Major.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Baltimore: Publishamerica Inc, (2004.). First edition - Historical fiction set in California's gold rush country in the mid 19th century, and highlighting the conflict between the rancheros and the gold miners. 372 pp. ISBN: 1-413730655.

    Condition: Fine in illustated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37842
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  • GILDING AND PIGSKIN, by Stirling, Lirrel.
    Stirling, Lirrel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Las Vegas, NV: Byzantine Press, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon fifth collection of poems - and short prose vignettes - by this Northern California author, who is also known for her books about the history of the old mining town of Mokelumne Hill. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, and dates in San Andreas, CA in 1983. Notes. 63 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black boards in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84833
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  • GOLD RUSH COUNTRY: Guide to California's Mother Lode & Northern Mines. by Sunset editors; Foreword by Oscar Lewis.
    Sunset editors; Foreword by Oscar Lewis.
    GOLD RUSH COUNTRY: Guide to California's Mother Lode & Northern Mines.

    Edition: First printing.

    Menlo Park, California: Lane Publishing Company, (1957.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The history and lore of the region in the Sierra foothills, which sparked the 49er gold rush, and which is still full of the remains of the mines from those days. profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, including one fold-out map which spans 5 pages. Endorsed by the California Historical Society. Although this has been reissued many times - mostly in paper covers, the hardcover first edition is rather uncommon. A classic book on the area. Large format, measuring 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Bound in orange buckram with dark brown spine and orange lettering illustrated endpapers. 101 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (some overall edgewear to dj, a few small chips, original price of 3.50 still present)

    Book ID: 84242
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