Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CALIFORNIA.) Borthwick, John Douglas. Three Years in California. 8 lithograph plates. vi, [2], 384 pages. 8vo, contemporary red calf gilt, minor wear, rejointed; dealer description tipped to front free endpaper, lacking the usual 8 ad leaves; edges gilt; gilt seal on front board and prize bookplate of the Collegii Cluenensis Soc. Jesus--an Irish Jesuit school called Clongowes Wood College. Edinburgh, 1857

Additional Details

first edition of the memoirs of an English gold miner on Weaver Creek in 1851, with illustrations after his own vivid drawings. Cowan 1933, page 65 ("a faithful and graphic picture of his mining experiences"); Graff 358; Howes B622 ("aa"); Sabin 6436; Streeter sale V:2817; Wheat, Books of the Gold Rush 21 ("the best illustrations the period produced"); Zamorano Eighty 8.