Lot 40 of 431:
Browne: Crusoe's Island. 1864  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk. With Sketches of Adventure in California and Washoe
Author:
Browne, J. Ross
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1864
Description:

436 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings. (8vo), 19x12 cm (7½x4¾"), original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition

Includes Browne's famous A Peep at Washoe, an account of his 1860 visit to Virginia City. Paher notes that "his is among the best and liveliest reports of the early Comstock boom, capturing the flavor of mining camps in good style." Cowan p.78; Howes B876; Paher 219.

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Condition:
A bit of light wear and rubbing to cloth, spine gilt somewhat dulled, corners mildly bumped; a nice, solid copy; very good.
 
Item number:
303565
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