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Bancroft Library

Works: 583 works in 777 publications in 2 languages and 11,307 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Bibliography  Catalogs  Humorous stories 
Roles: Editor, Composer, Correspondent, Other, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,285 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 621 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 )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 500 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 plate of brass reexamined : a report by Bancroft Library( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Roughing it by Mark Twain( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 193 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 179 libraries worldwide
My Jack London a daughter remembers ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
This program helps us to understand the author of those well-loved action stories whose rugged example and realist style influenced writers from Hemingway to Orwell. His daughter traces her father's life through personal reminiscence, archival family photos, and rare film footage
Spain in the Mississippi Valley, 1765-1794 by Lawrence Kinnaird( Book )
in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Index to printed maps by Bancroft Library( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 159 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 libraries worldwide
Some treasures of the Bancroft Library celebrating the dedication of the enlarged and remodeled library, May 6th, 1973 by Bancroft Library( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 libraries worldwide
La personalidad jurídica del indio y el III Concilio Provincial Mexicano (1585), ensayo histórico-jurídico de los documentos originales by José A Llaguno( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in Spanish and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Drawn West : selections from the Robert B. Honeyman Jr. collection of early Californian and Western art and Americana by Jack Von Euw( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Past tents : the way we camped by Susan Snyder( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 134 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 libraries worldwide
From the Bancroft Library history of early California ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 125 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
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 libraries worldwide
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 113 libraries worldwide
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Bancroft library of Pacific coast history Berkeley, Calif.
Bancroft Library University of California
Berkeley (Calif.)
California. University. Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley Bancroft library
University of California (Berkeley). Regional Oral History Office. Bancroft Library
English (148)
Spanish (7)
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