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Author Marryat, Frank, 1826-1855.

Title Mountains and molehills, or, Recollections of a burnt journal / by Frank Marryat ... ; with illustrations by the author.

Imprint London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 (London : Bradbury and Evans, printers, Whitefriars)


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Centennial Room    R PAS LC 917.94 M362    Available
Description x, 443 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Plates lithographed by Hanhart, woodcuts by L.C. Martin, from designs by Frank Marryat.
"First edition"--Zamorano. "The London edition is much superior"--Cowan & Cowan.
Printer statement from title page verso.
Signatures: [A]⁶?B-2E⁸?2F⁴?2G².
"Erratum": p. x. ; "Appendix: Extracts from a work by Dr. J.B. Trask ... on the geology of California": p. [433]-443.
Some copies have publisher's advertisements (p. [1]-24) bound in at end.
Indexed In: Zamorano 80, 52
Sabin 44695
Wheat, C.I. Books of the California gold rush, 137
Cowan & Cowan. Bibliography of the history of California, 1510-1930, v. 2, p. 416
Graff Coll., 2685
Rocq, M.M. California local history (2nd ed.), 15944
Howes, W.U.S.iana (2nd ed.), M 299
Streeter Americana 2788
Stoughton, p. 30, 172
Summary Frank Marryat (1826-1855) left England for California via Panama with a manservant and three hunting dogs in 1850, hoping to find material for a book like his earlier Borneo. On his return to England in 1853, Marryat married and brought his bride back to California that same year. Yellow fever contracted on shipboard forced him to cut the trip short and return to England where he died two years later. Mountains and molehills (1855) is a sportsman-tourist's chronicle of California in the early 1850s: hunting, horse races, bear and bull fights. It also includes an Englishman's bemused comments on social life in San Francisco, Stockton, and the gold fields.
Subject Marryat, Frank, 1826-1855.
California -- Description and travel.
California -- Gold discoveries -- 19th century.
Added Author Trask, John B. (John Boardman), 1824-1879.
Martin, L. C., wood-engraver.
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, publisher.
Bradbury & Evans, printer.
Hanhart (Lithographers), lithographer.
Added Title Mountains and molehills
Recollections of a burnt journal

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