Fresno: Mid-Cal Publishers, 1983. Third Edition. Hardcover. The "Enlarged Third Edition", quarto size, 427 pp., signed by James J. Sinnott. Near fine. Item #SB3835
Downieville, named after Major William Downie (1820-1893), the town's founder, was founded in late 1849 during the California Gold Rush. This book documents the town's early history and provides a wealth of statistical information and vintage photographs of the early town and its growth.
___DESCRIPTION: Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the front and spine, signed by the author on the title page in black ink, replete with black and white reproductions of photographs, charts, reproductions of early newspapers, maps, etc. scattered throughout the text; quarto size (11 1/4" by 8 5/8"), pagination: -427, stated "Enlarged Third Edition" on the Contents page - the number of pages increased from the Second Ediiton by almost 200 pages.
___CONDITION: Near fine, the binding unworn, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, straight corners without rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free or prior owner markings; light bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and perhaps a very light stray spot or two on the boards, else fine.
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