Spreading the Word: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush

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APPENDIX A Selected Booksellers' Catalogs, 1844–1847

Titles Concerning the West

SOURCE: AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY


1844 Bartlett and Welford, part 2 (New York City)

“Part II” of their catalogue, on “American History.” It started with “Works on America Generally—Voyages Around the World—Biographical Works—Atlases, etc.

George Catlin, American Indians, etc. 2 vols. (New York, 1842): $6.50.

Ross Cox, Adventures on the Columbia River, (New York, 1833): $1.50.

Timothy Flint, Geography and History of the Western States 2 vols. (Cincinnati, 1828): $4.00.

Robert Greenhow, Memoir on the North West Coast of America, and adjacent Territories (New York, 1840): $1.50.

J. Gregg, Commerce of the Prairies 2 vols. (no city, 1844): $2.50.

Capt. Basil Hall, Travels in North America 2 vols. (Philadelphia, 1829): no price.

Judge Hall, Letters from the West (London, 1828): various fanciness: $.75, $1.25, $1.75 (in Morocco).

Judge Hall, Sketches of History, Life, and Manners in the West 2 vols. (Philadelphia, 1835): $1.50.

Judge Hall, Statistics of the West, at the Close of the Year 1836 (Cincinnati: 1837): $.75.

W. Irving, Astoria 2 vols. with map (Philadelphia, 1836): $2.50.

W. Irving, The Rocky Mountains … Adventures of Capt. Bonneville 2 vols. (Philadelphia, 1836): $2.00.

Edwin James, Expedition 3 vols. (London, 1823): $5.00.

Kendall, Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition 2 vols. (New York, 1844): $2.50.

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