Lot 25: Scenes de la Vie Californienne 1859

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Lot 25: Author: Gerst?cker, F[riedrich] Title: Sc?nes de la Vie Californienne Place Published: Gen?ve Publisher: Imprimerie de Jules-Gme. Fick Date Published: 1859 Description: 260, [3] pp. Translated from the German by Gustave Revilliod. With 6 mounted etchings on India paper. (8vo) 22.5x14.5 cm (8?x5?"), original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Illustrated Edition and First Edition in French. "Gerst?cker's fictionalized California sketches, like his Travels, consists of descriptions of San Francisco and the mines. The French translation is embellished with A. Gandon's beautiful and sometimes humorous etchings" - Kurutz. Just slight rubbing near spine ends and corners; some faint foxing; very good or better. Provenance: Gen?ve, 8/78. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $300-500
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