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  • WE WERE 49ers! by Beilharz, Edwin A. and Lopez, Carlos U., translators and editors.
    Beilharz, Edwin A. and Lopez, Carlos U., translators and editors.
    WE WERE 49ers!

    Edition: First edition.

    Pasadena, CA: Ward Ritchie Press, 1976. Hardcover first edition - Chilean accounts of the California Gold Rush - taken from diaries and personal accounts. It is estimated that the Chilean population in California during the gold rush reached 7,000 - in the early years, they represented the 2nd largest foreign contingent. Many of these Chileans were highly educated, including some of the most famous writers of their country - so their writings are sophisticated, perceptive and often laced with a wry humor. Photographs, bibliography and biographical information about the writers.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55497
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  • HEN FRIGATES: Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail. by Druett, Joan.
    Druett, Joan.
    HEN FRIGATES: Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the nineteenth century - an interweaving of first person accounts from letters and journals with Druett's narrative of sea journeys. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Includes an appendix listing the names of all such women who kept journals. Index. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-684-839687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51798
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  • THE BOOK OF MARTYRDOM AND ARTIFICE: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952 by Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, editors.
    Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997); Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, editors.
    THE BOOK OF MARTYRDOM AND ARTIFICE: First Journals and Poems, 1937-1952

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Da Capo Press / Perseus Books Group, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edited by Juanita Liebermann-Plimpton and Bill Morgan, these journals "cover the most important and formative years of [his] life. During this time. . . he met Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, both of whom would become lifelong friends and significant literary figures in their own right. Ginsberg's journals--so candid he insisted they be published only after his death--also document his complex relationships with other figures of Beat lore as Carl Solomon, Lucien Carr, and Herbert Huncke... He reveals a growing self-awareness about himself, his sexuality and his identity as a poet." Illustrated with black and whte photographs from Ginsberg's private archive. An appendix of over 100 of Ginsberg's earliest poems, includes over 50 previously unpublished. Index. xviii, 523 pp. ISBN: 0-306-814625.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55343
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  • THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857. by [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G.
    [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G.
    THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, Ltd, (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Journal kept by Glover, the future Governor of Lagos (Nigeria,) when he was a young Lieutenant with the Baikie Expedition in 1857, interspersed with commentary by Hastings. In her introduction, his wife, Lady Glover, emphasizes the love that her husband had for Africa and Nigeria, which continued long after his 14 years of service there, mostly as governor. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 21 photographs on glossy inserted plates. Index. xii, 230 pp plus two pages of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in original blue-green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. (some foxing to outer edges of textblock, minor wear to ends of spine).

    Book ID: 38336
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  • A PRIVATE IN THE TEXAS RANGERS: A. T. Miller of Company B, Frontier Battalion. by Morris, John Miller.
    Morris, John Miller.
    A PRIVATE IN THE TEXAS RANGERS: A. T. Miller of Company B, Frontier Battalion.

    Edition: First edition.

    College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Frontier Ranger diaries are almost as scarce as rain is in West Texas... This book makes an excellent contribution to Texas Ranger lore." Contains three diaries, covering the years 1887-1888, excerpted and annotated by Miller's great grandson. SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Saddle Up Pardner!' and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings. A title in the Canseco-Heck History series, Jerry Thompson, general editor. Index, Notes, Bibliography. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-890969647.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55228
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  • ANAIS NIN: A Biography. by [Nin, Anais, 1903-1977] Bair, Deirdre.
    [Nin, Anais, 1903-1977] Bair, Deirdre.
    ANAIS NIN: A Biography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The most comprehensive biography to date of this very complicated woman. Bair is the first scholar to be granted access to Nin's original diaries - all 250,000 pages of them - and to have the full cooperation of Rupert Pole, her surviving husband and of Nin's family and friends. She takes pains to treat Nin with the objectivity and critical analysis a write deserves. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, index. A massive book at 656 pages. ISBN: 0-399139885.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 77563
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