Time Life Books The Old West Series The Forty-Niners is in mint condition. No rips or tears, no markings. Sewed and tight binding - spine. Book has "new" feel and sound. Faux leather tooled hard cover, contains 240 pages and is approx. 9" x 12". Summery: Describes in text and illustrations Gold in California, Rough realities of grubbing for gold, sprouting shantytowns, boomtown on the bay, and wondrous end of a wild quest. Mining life, California, shantytowns gold rush, history. Shipping included in the price.