17 September 1999,
Price realised GBP 1,035
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Henry Vizetelly (1820-1894).
Four Months among the Gold-Finders of Alta California...by J. Tyrwhitt Brooks. London: David Bogue, 1849. 12 (19.8 x 12.3cm.) Frontispiece map. (Some spotting, occasionally heavy, lower margins of quire E slightly stained.) Original red cloth, uncut (rebacked, preserving old spine, new endpapers, corners rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Howes V134: 'One of the most remarkable "imaginary voyages" since Defoe'; Sabin 8350.
Edward Gould BUFFUM. Six Months in the Gold Mines from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California in 1847-8-9. London: Richard Bentley, 1850. 8 (16.7 x 11.6cm.) (Q3-4 slightly stained at lower margin.) Original green blind-stamped cloth with gilt-lettered spine. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Howes B943: 'authoritative source on the early period of the gold discoveries by a resident of California at the time'; Sabin 9067 (though Sabin calls for 256pp., this copy appears complete with 244pp. and is as called for by Howes).
J. D. BORTHWICK. Three Years in California. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1857. 8 (21 x 13.2cm.) 8 tinted lithographic plates after the author. (Some spotting, staining and heavy thumb-soiling, Y4-5 partly detached, advertisements not bound in.) Contemporary blue half calf, spine gilt (slightly bowed.) FIRST EDITION. Howes B622: 'faithful picture of mining experiences made graphic by fine plates'; Sabin 6436. (3)
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