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183 pp.; 12mo; original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Inscription of front endpaper: "To Miss Anna Colmer[y], L. A. Hannas Book, Presented by the Author, Dec. 3rd 1856." Light wear to corners; front endpapers minor darkening. Overall a clean tight copy, and scarce.
William Anderson Scott (1813-85), Tennesee-born Presbyterian clergyman. Arrived in San Francisco in 1854 becoming a cultural leader, obviously wasting no time in publishing this religious dissertation on the lusts that accompany the worship of gold reflected in the parable of Achan and the fall of Jericho. Scott had to leave the city because he was an outspoken Southern sympathizer during the Civil War, but returned in 1870 and founded St. John's Church. He is remembered also for having married Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osbourne, and for founding the San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Title: The Wedge of Gold or Achan in El Dorado.
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: San Francisco, Whitton, Towne & Co.: 1855
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very good or better condition
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 2813
Keywords: Western Americana History Gold Rush Religion San Francisco