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    Sale 2310 | Lot 68
    Price Realized: $480With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2310 Lot 68

      (CALIFORNIA.) Tyson, Philip T., et al. Report . . . in Relation to the Geology and Topography of California. 3 folding maps, 10 folding plans. 127, 37 pages. 8vo, modern cloth; minor foxing, one plate detached, maps bound partially shut; small bookplate on front pastedown. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex. Doc. 47. Washington, 1850

      Estimate $600 - 900

      first edition, followed by 1000 copies Tyson issued the following year with his own title page and introduction. Goes well beyond the strictly scientific scope suggested by the title to discuss the living conditions of the miners; also includes the extract of a travel journal by Lieutenant Theodore Talbot. "Probably the earliest work of true scientific research to emerge from the Gold Rush. Its author was a gifted scientist whose pioneering effort was of considerable value"--Wheat, Gold Rush 212. Howes T455 ("aa").

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $480