Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CALIFORNIA.) J. Carl Ludwig Fleischmann. Neueste officielle Berichte . . . über die Lage und Zukunft Californiens. viii, 64 pages. 12mo, contemporary marbled boards, blank label on spine, minor wear; moderate foxing; gilt leather collector's book label on front pastedown. In custom 1/2 morocco slipcase. Stuttgart, Germany: Kohler, 1850

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"Fleischmann served as U.S. Consul, sponsored immigration projects, and put together this short pamphlet to gain interest in the potential of California"--Kurutz, California Gold Rush 241. The title translates as "Latest Official News from the United States Government on the Affairs and Future of California." Pages 1 to 50 are a translation of customs collector T. Butler King's March 1850 report to Congress, the first substantial official report on the Gold Rush. Cowan 1933, page 214; Howes F173 ("b"); Sabin 24695. Provenance: Dorothy Sloan auction, 15 February 2006, lot 61; only one other traced at auction.