Lot 257 of 455:
California immediately before and after the discovery of gold, 1898  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Californien unmittelbar vor und nach der Entdeckung des Goldes. Bilder aus dem Leben des Heinrich Lienhard in Nauvoo, Nordamerika.
Author:
Lienhard, Heinrich
Place:
Zurich
Publisher:
Fasi & Beer
Date:
1898
Description:

318 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author. (8vo), brick cloth stamped in blind  with gilt tooled spine, all edges marbled. Bookplate of actor Jean Hersholt on front pastedown.

The author, Swiss from the Canton of Glarus, was a temporary employee of John Sutter. He describes from his own experience an expatriate trek through the Wild West, war against Mexico and the gold rush.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear to extremities and spine; corners bumped; light toning; overall very good.
 
Item number:
306604
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