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    Sale 2310 | Lot 66
    Price Realized: $900With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2310 Lot 66

      WITH TAYLOR'S SIGNED 1849 FAREWELL NOTE TIPPED IN (CALIFORNIA.) Taylor, Bayard. Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama. 8 tinted plates. 2 volumes. 12mo, publisher's cloth, minor wear; minor foxing; catalogue description, 2 Autograph Letters Signed by Taylor and his signed card all tipped in; bookplates on front pastedowns. [12] pages of undated publisher's ads at end of Volume II. New York, 1850

      Estimate $700 - 1,000

      Second edition. One of the tipped-in Taylor letters was written on the eve of his departure for California, to Anne Lynch on 26 June 1849: "As I shall not see you again before leaving, let this be my good-bye. I hope to be back from my rambles on the Pacific Coast by December." "Probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush. . . . The colored plates are beautifully tinted works of art"--Zamorano Eighty 73. Howes T43; Kurutz 618c (calls for 32 pages of ads); Sabin 94440; Wheat, Gold Rush 204. Provenance: Collection of historian Catherine Coffin Phillips (bookplates); California Book Auctions' Kenneth M. Johnson sale, 22 September 1984, lot 557.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $900