Lot 184 of 455:
Edward Dunbar's Gold Rush Account  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$660
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Romance of the Age; or, the Discovery of Gold in California
Author:
Dunbar, Edward E.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
D. Appleton & Company
Date:
1867
Description:

134 + [10] ad pp. Illustrated with 3 wood-engraved plates, including frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard. (12mo), original brick-red cloth with decorative gilt-stamped front cover. First Edition.

Dunbar's account covers the history of California, the gold discovery, the plight of Sutter and Marshall, etc. Dunbar was among the first passengers to travel to San Francisco from New York by steamer. The last leg of his journey was quite eventful, with coal running out it was necessary to burn every spare plank and spar, and even the bunks, to raise enough steam to continue. Cowan p.187; Kurutz 210; Wheat Books 66.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A few minor scuffs, Dunbar written in pen on spine; a bit of toning to plates, else fine.
 
Item number:
309151
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