Auction 103, Lot 639

"The Diaries of Peter Decker - Overland to California in 1849 and Life in the Mines, 1850-1851", Decker, Peter

Subject: History - California Gold Rush

Period: 1966 (published)



6.7 x 9.2 inches
17 x 23.4 cm

Decker's diary gives a detailed narrative of life in the California mines during the great California Gold Rush. Decker later was mayor of Marysville. Frontispiece photo of Decker. Fold-out map of the Feather and Yuba river area, and Map of the Overland Route to California. Edited by Helen S. Griffen and published by The Talisman Press, Georgetown, CA. 8vo, 338 pp., hardbound in red cloth.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $60 - $75

Sold for: $45

Closed on 6/11/2003