Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush

By: Richard H Dillon

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LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, designed by David Holman and printed letterpress at Wind River Press, Austin, Texas, paintings printed offset using separations by Capital spectrum in Austin. The Book Club of California Publication Number 186. Folio. 355 x 257 mm. xiii, 199, [3] pp. Color frontispiece painting portrait of Major Isaac Harding Duval, title-page printed in black, blue and brown inks, color painting illustrations throughout by Charlie Shaw, initial letters and decorations printed in blue and brown inks, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked, one corner turned down and creases to corners at last few leaves of the text. Quarter cloth, illustrated paper over boards printed in blue ink, printed paper spine label, maps in end-leaves, plain white paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, some light foxing to cloth, jacket toned, tears to extremities and general shelf wear. Prospectus, order form, and an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet noting delay in publication laid in. Very Good. Isaac Harding Duval (1824-1902) was an American adventurer and businessman prior to becoming a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a young man, Duval traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he joined an elder brother who was running a trading post. Afterward, Duval became a scout on the Western Plains and Rocky Mountains, and joined the Gold Rush in 1849. This book records Duvalâ??s reminiscences of the Gila Trail journey from Texas to the Mother Lode Mines. It is a significant documentation by a leader of the California Gold Rush. After the Civil War, Isaac Duval became a U. S. Representative from West Virginia in the 41st United States Congress. Your order receives my personal attention.

Title: Texas Argonauts: Isaac H. Duval and the California Gold Rush

Author Name: Richard H Dillon

Illustrator: Charlie Shaw

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: JC2P-18

Keywords: Richard H Dillon, Texas Argonauts, Isaac H. Duval, California Gold Rush, Book Club of California, Local History, Charlie Shaw, David Holman, Wind River Press