Lot 60 of 432:
Alta California - 3 "Steamer Issues" 1851  

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

Title:
Alta California - three "Steamer Issues"
Author:
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Robert B. Semple
Date:
1851
Description:

3 issues. Each 8 pp. Loose sheets. 53.5x36 cm (21x14"). 

  • For the Steamers Carolina and Columbus. 8 pp. January 1, 1851.
  • For the New Orleans, Unicorn and Antelope. 8 pp. January 15, 1851.
  • Per the Steamers Oregon and Isthmus. Feb. 15, 1851.

Scarce Steamer issues of the famous San Francisco newspaper, intended to be taken aboard the departing steamers, and thus far less common than their earthbound cousins. The Alta California was principally famous for its relation to Mark Twain, and was  arguably San Francisco's most influential Gold Rush newspaper.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some general light wear, binding remnants, light browning, and occasional minor closed tears or repairs (a few with clear tape) to edges, occasional faint foxing or dampstaining; overall very good.
 
Item number:
303524
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