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

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Six issues of the Alta California
Author:
Jones, E.B. and Albert S. Evans, editors
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Robert B. Semple
Date:
1853-1871
Description:

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.

Includes:

  • 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.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some general light wear, binding remnants, light browning, and occasional minor closed tears to edges, occasional faint foxing or dampstaining; very good.
 
Item number:
303525
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