Allen Press 1959 - THE DUCHOW JOURNAL 1852 Signed First Edition Limited Edition. TITLE: The Duchow journal : a voyage from Boston to California, 1852.AUTHOR: John Charles Duchow; with a foreword by George P. : Printed and Published by Mallette Dean; Printed at the Allen Press. EDITION: First Edition Kurutz 207. Edition Limited to 200 copies. Limitation on verso of frontispiece.
DESCRIPTION:  pages : 1 portrait ; 31 cm. Presentation copy, signed by George P. CONDITION NOTES: EX-LIBRARY with book plate and stamps from Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. Penciled call numbers in a couple of places.
No call number on spine. Rubbing to corners (see photos) and shelf rub to tail front and back cover edges (see photos). Signed by author on first fly page. BINDING: Quarter cloth over patterned paper covers.
Hand laid paper and hand press printing. John Duchow, a native of Salem Massachusetts, first served an apprenticeship with the Salem Gazette, before setting sale for California and the gold fields. The young gold seeker booked passage on the clipper Staffordshire and left Boston on May 3, 1852.
Hammond recorded that Duchow arrived in San Francisco on August 13, 1852, and worded for various newspapers before purchasing the Tuolumne Courier in 1857. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "poetryinpower" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.