Lot 176: Why We Went Gypsying in the Sierras

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Lot 176: Author: Lewis, Dio; Title: Gypsies; or, Why We Went Gypsying in the Sierras - two editions; Place Published: Boston; Publisher: Eastern Book Co.; Date Published: 1881; Description: Two copies: 214 pp. Woodcut illustrations. 17.4x11.3 cm (6¾x4½") original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in black. [ii], 416 pp. Woodcut illustrations. 18.5x12.5 cm (7 ¼x5") original green cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt and black on front and in blind on rear.The author spent three years in California including several extended visits to the Yosemite region. The contents appear to identical, the first in a smaller font. Cowan II p. 391. Condition: Both copies with some wear, the latter with the foot of the spine nibbled away, bookplates; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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