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WILSON, NEILL C. - Here is the Golden Gate: Its History, Its Romance and Its Derring-Do.

Title: Here is the Golden Gate: Its History, Its Romance and Its Derring-Do.
Description: New York: William Morrow 1962. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 244 pages. Indexes. Description: This copy is Signed by the author. Includes two sections of black and white plates and a few additional illustrations in the text. Panoramic jacket photograph by Ansel Adams. ''The rousing story of one of the most beguiling spots on the entire North American Continent. Every subject connected with the Gate gets its share of attention here -- from pre-discovery days right down to a glimpse of the future. For centuries the Gate lay hidden, elusive, and the early explorers passed it by. Not until 1775 did a ship surely make the run through the Gate into the bay, though there are those who still clam that Sir Francis Drake was the first to enter it. The feats of the explorers are restaged here, including the Russians under Baranof, and then, with the first gold ships, Mr. Wilson is off to a century-plus of seamanship scarcely to be matched elsewhere in sustained daring and excitement. Here are the incredible clippers racing to the Gate from all points of the compass, the first and later steamships -- with many a disaster and gallant rescue told -- the lumber fleet, the fishing fleet.'' BINDING/CONDITION: dark navy binding with gilt spine text; owner's gift note on the front endpaper (same page as author signature), a Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0006014

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Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: The Bookworm
- Book number: 064203

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