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Bancroft Library

Overview
Works: 106 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 8,663 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Adventure stories  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Other, Editor, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Bancroft Library
 
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Most widely held works by Bancroft Library
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition prints the first and only text of Mark Twain's masterpiece ever based on his complete manuscript - including its first 663 pages, half the book, lost for over a hundred years until discovered in 1990 in a Los Angeles attic. Using this newly restored manuscript, the editors have recovered thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation which were misread, "corrected," or simply overlooked by Mark Twain's "typewriter copyist" and his typesetters. The text includes all 174 of the "rattling good" first edition illustrations by E.W. Kemble. It restores the raftsmen's episode, which Mark Twain casually agreed to let his publisher leave out of the first edition, and includes John Harley's lively drawings for it. And at the back of the book is a new gathering of manuscript passages, some photographically reproduced, showing how and with what extraordinary artistry Mark Twain revised his work. They include Jim's comically grotesque "ghost" story, unknown before the recent discovery of the manuscript. In addition, the editors provide more than seventy pages of detailed historical notes, a glossary, and five maps of the Mississippi River valley that locate various episodes in the story. Combining uniquely rich historical materials with a text as Mark Twain wanted it to be read, this should become the standard edition for all readers of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."--Jacket
The Negro trail blazers of California; a compilation of records from the California archives in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, in Berkeley; and from the diaries, old papers, and conversations of old pioneers in the State of California by Delilah L Beasley( Book )

23 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive history of Afro-American pioneers and their descendants in California. Traces their history from the earliest explorations of California by Estevanico, Friar Marco's "Negro guide," in the late 1520s to the contributions of Afro-American servicemen in France in World War I
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Eschewing chronology and organization, Twain simply meanders from observation to anecdote and between past and present. There are reminiscences from his youth of landscapes, rural idylls, and Tom Sawyeresque japes; acid-etched profiles of friends and enemies, from his "fiendish" Florentine landlady to the fatuous and "grotesque" Rockefellers; a searing polemic on a 1906 American massacre of Filipino insurgents; a hilarious screed against a hapless editor who dared tweak his prose; and countless tales of the author's own bamboozlement, unto bankruptcy, by publishers, business partners, doctors, miscellaneous moochers; he was even outsmarted by a wild turkey. Laced with Twain's unique blend of humor and vitriol, the haphazard narrative is engrossing funny, and revealing of Twain's mind
The Larkin papers : personal, business, and official correspondence of Thomas Oliver Larkin, merchant and United States consul in California by Thomas Oliver Larkin( Book )

in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plate of brass reexamined : a report by Bancroft Library( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical and metallurgical tests cast some doubt on the authenticity of Drake's plate of brass
Roughing it by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's ramblings took him all over the American West during the 1860s. He prospected for gold and silver, speculated on timber and mining stocks, sailed to Hawaii, and worked for a succession of small newspapers. This is his fictionalized account of these years, tall tales abound, as do sketches of the unforgettable characters he encountered
The Art of Nahuatl speech : the Bancroft Dialogues( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain in the Mississippi Valley, 1765-1794 by Lawrence Kinnaird( Book )

in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index to printed maps by Bancroft Library( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Hispanic source materials and research organizations in the United States by Ronald Hilton( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 1942 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some treasures of the Bancroft Library celebrating the dedication of the enlarged and remodeled library, May 6th, 1973 by Bancroft Library Press( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past tents : the way we camped by Susan Snyder( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to California, 1841 : the first emigrant party to California by wagon train : the journal of John Bidwell by John Bidwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valley of salt, memories of wine : a journal of Death Valley, 1849 by Louis Nusbaumer( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Bancroft Library history of early California( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures on the Hispanicization of California, the California gold rush, and Mark Twain in the West, by James J. Rawls, J.S. Holliday, and Robert H. Hirst, respectively
Spain and Spanish America in the libraries of the University of California; a catalogue of books by Berkeley University of California( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico: ancient and modern : as represented by a selection of works in the Bancroft Library : an exhibition celebrating the acquisition of the Silvestre Terrazas collection by Bancroft Library( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo documentos para la historia de California, 1780-1875 by Bancroft Library( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of manuscript and printed maps in the Bancroft Library : (a supplement to Index to printed maps), University of California, Berkeley by Bancroft Library( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended
 
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Alternative Names
Bancroft library of Pacific coast history Berkeley, Calif.

Bancroft Library University of California

Berkeley (Calif.)

California Bancroft Library

California. University. Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley Bancroft library

Languages
English (141)

Spanish (3)

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