Lot 647: Bryant in Gold Rush California

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2016-01-13 11:47:59

Lot 647: Author: Bryant, Edwin; Title: What I Saw in California... Containing the complete original narrative and appendix from the 1849 Appleton edition, in true facsimile; Place Published: Palo Alto; Publisher: Lewis Osborne; Date Published: 1967; Description: xiv, 480, [10 pp. Introduction by Richard H. Dillon. Plates reproducing lithographs & engravings from various early sources; folding facsimile of J.H. Colton's 1849 map of California, Oregon and Texas. 21.5x13.5 cm (8½x5 ¼"), gilt-stamped cloth. One of 900 copies. Wagner-Camp notes that "Camp called the Bryant work `one of the most detailed and reliable of all the overland journals' and rated it with Clayton's and Schmolder's books as the three competent guides to be published in 1848. Moreover, Bryant's narrative is of further interest because of its description of the life and times of American Californians before the discovery of gold...." (Cowan p.81; Howes B903; Kurutz 95; Wagner-Camp 146). With publisher's prospectus laid in loose.Lots sold without reserve are sold "as Is" and are not returnable under any circumstances. The minimum shipping and handling per invoice is $20 for shipments to the US and $30 for shipments outside the US, please consider this when determining your bid amount. Condition: Fine condition. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $10-100
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