The pioneer : a tale of two states

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Publisher Bobbs-Merrill Company American
Printer Braunworth & Co.

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"Signed Art Nouveau binding design by Margaret Armstrong in gold, yellow, orange and light green on smooth dark blue cloth of stylized California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) forming a frame around the titles in gold. Spine with titles in gold, and a repeat of the poppy bud motif from the front board. Includes tinted frontispiece and 5 black and white illustrations by Harrison Fisher. A novel of California life in San Francisco and Sacramento during the gold-rush era. This was Bonner's second novel of California life - she drew inspiration for locals and social mores from her life growing up in Colorado and California mining camps, and later from her time as a journalist at the San Francisco Argonaut newspaper. Armstrong's design of California poppies represents both the location where the story takes place and the charming heroine." -- Austin Abbey Rare Books.

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The pioneer : a tale of two states, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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