Lot 62 of 431:
6 issues of Alta California newspaper 1853-71  

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Six issues of the Alta California
Jones, E.B. and Albert S. Evans, editors
San Francisco
Robert B. Semple

6 issues. Loose sheets, various paginations (generally 2, 8, or 20 pp). Mostly 54x38 cm (21x15").

Six issues of  the Alta California or Daily Alta California, spanning the years  1853-1871. The 19th-century San Francisco newspaper was principally famous for its relation to Mark Twain, and was  arguably San Francisco's most influential Gold Rush newspaper. The paper descended from the first newspaper published in the city, The California Star, which debuted on January 9, 1847. The Daily Alta California was also published as weekly, tri-weekly, and steamer editions.


  • The Weekly Alta California. April 9, 1853.
  • The Weekly Alta California. April 23, 1853.
  • The Alta California. March 1, 1854.
  • The Alta California. April 1, 1854.
  • The Daily Alta California. November 30, 1861.
  • The Daily Alta California. March 16, 1871.
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Some general light wear, binding remnants, light browning, and occasional minor closed tears to edges, occasional faint foxing or dampstaining; very good.
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