THE DIARIES OF PETER DECKER OVERLAND TO CALIFORNIA IN 1849 AND LIFE IN THE MINES, 1850-1851.

Georgetown, Ca. The Talisman Press, 1966. 338,[1]pp. plus two folding maps. Frontispiece. Quarto. Original maroon cloth, gilt stamped cover and spine. In double slipcase. Fine. Item #WRCAM44309

One of one hundred copies signed by the editor. With a map in facsimile of the Feather and Yuba rivers. An excellent overland narrative. "Decker's narrative does not read as smoothly as some other narratives, but more than makes up this slight defect with an interesting and detailed report of journey of 1849" - Mintz. Decker, of Ohio, was a member of the Columbus and California Industrial Association. "Decker was one of the first to arrive in the remote Trinity mining district. From there, the gold seeker went on to work the South Fork of the Yuba River and tells of the rigors of everyday mining life including the building of a diversion dam" - Kurutz. MINTZ 120. MATTES 422. KURUTZ 174.

Price: $175.00