First edition, softcover issue. California History Sesquicentennial Series, Volume 3.
Berkeley: University of California Press, (2000). Illustrated with photographs, color photographs, tables, drawings, and facsimiles.
Small folio, color pictorial paper wrappers with black lettering. Spine slightly sunned, else fine.
"Perhaps never in the time-honored American tradition of frontiering did 'civilization' appear to sink so low as in gold-rush California..[This] is the only book of its kind to examine gold-rush society and culture, to present modern interpretations, and to gather up-to-date bibliographies of its topics." -from the back cover.