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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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  • Goethe, C. M. (Charles Matthias, 1875-1966)
    SEEKING TO SERVE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Sacramento, CA: The Keystone Press, 1949. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this Sacramento developer and philanthropist, C. M. Goethe, who was known for both his love of the outdoors (he was one of the founders of the "Save the Redwoods Foundation) and for his interest in eugenics at its most racist and radical - in his 1936 address to the Eugenics Reseach Association, he praised Nazi Germany's "honest yearnings for a better population." This is written in short anecdotes, varying from his parent's lives to their arrival in California to his business ventures, his travels and more. Here are a few sample paragraphs which followed each other: "Tennis Club, Country club" (how he became President of the tennis…

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    Sacramento, CA: The Keystone Press, 1949. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this Sacramento developer and philanthropist, C. M. Goethe, who was known for both his love of the outdoors (he was one of the founders of the "Save the Redwoods Foundation) and for his interest in eugenics at its most racist and radical - in his 1936 address to the Eugenics Reseach Association, he praised Nazi Germany's "honest yearnings for a better population." This is written in short anecdotes, varying from his parent's lives to their arrival in California to his business ventures, his travels and more. Here are a few sample paragraphs which followed each other: "Tennis Club, Country club" (how he became President of the tennis club after it collapsed with unpaid debt) followed by "Marriage" (December 1903) and then by "Tithe", "Waldensian" and "Arizona." A brief commentary on the Everglades National Park is followed by an eulogy for Dr. Jan Mjoen, a Norwegian eugenicist. Illustrated with photographs throughout. Index. xii, 212 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with dark brown stamping on the front cover and spine (previous owner's name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 86497
    View cart More details Price: $65.00