Title VOYAGES OF NICHOLAS BALL, FROM 1838 TO 1853. IN TABULATED FORM, WITH NOTES. TOGETHER WITH A SUMMARY OF A TRIP TO EUROPE IN 1888.
Binding Hard Cover.
Book Condition Very Good.
Edition First Edition.
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Boston. L. Barta & Co. 1895
Seller ID 005867
... [40pp]... Rebacked with original brown textured boards, gilt lettering on front cover... Illustrated with b/w engravings including frontispiece engraving (with tissue guard) of author... Includes an "Itemized Gold Mining Record Kept in California, 1850 and 1851" as well as a list of his voyages... SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY C. C. BALL, SON OF THE AUTHOR, DATED 1899... "King Ball" made his fortune mining for gold in California. He returned to BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND and bought up property along the coastline where he later built the largest resort hotel on the island , Oceanview Hotel...Full page illustration of the Oceanview Hotel in rear with ad on verso... 005867
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