Lot 71: 1854 Gold Rush San Francisco California Polka

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Lot 71: Author: Henri Herz; Title: (Music) La Californienne, Grande Polka Brillante, Op.167; Place Published: New York; Publisher: William Hall; Date Published: ca. 1854; Description: 11 x 14", 9pp. The first issue may have been published in Germany, followed by several American printings of unestablished priority in 1854.Herz, a French-Austrian, was probably the first classical music composer and pianist to come to California during the Gold Rush (his first performed in San Francisco in April 1850). He composed this piece - among his eight piano concertos, and numerous sonatas, nocturnes, marches and waltzes - while still in California though it was not published until several years later. Condition: Front and rear covers present but detached at spine. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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