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Shumate, Albert. THE CALIFORNIA OF GEORGE GORDON and the 1849 Sea Voyages of His California Association: A San Francisco Pioneer Rescued from the Legend of Gertrude Atherton's Novel. Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1976. SIGNED Hardcover First Edition


First printing. INSCRIBED by author on the front endpaper 'For ......., who love this California, with best wishes, Al Shumate' Foreword by Richard Dillon. The true, well-researched story of Argonaut George Gordon and his family, fictionalized by Gertrude Atherton in her first serialized novel, "The Randolphs of Redwoods" and in "A Daughter of the Vine". Gordon (born Cummings) developed San Francisco's South Park and was a financier in lumber, wharf building, ironwork and sugar. Illustrated with photographs. Frontis portrait. Index, 271 pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some edgewear to dj.) .ISBN # 0-87062-1181 

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