Lot 56 of 455:
Bruff's Gold Rush Journals and Papers  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$660
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and other Papers
Author:
Bruff, J. Goldsborough
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Date:
1944
Description:

2 volumes. Edited by Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines with a foreword by F.W. Hodge. Illustrated with plates from sketches and drawings by Bruff. (8vo) 25.4x19 cm (10x7½") cloth-backed boards, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition.

"Detailed journals and drawings of a trained draughtsman and engineer, who resigned his army commission and traveled from Washington, D.C., to the diggings..." - Wheat. Howes calls it the "most elaborate of overland narratives." Bruff organized and commanded a party of sixty-six men called the Washington City and California Mining Association, leaving the nation's capital on April 2, 1849, and arriving at the Feather River on November 1 of that year. The overland journey is covered in the first volume, his experiences in the mines in the second. Howes R91; Kurutz 93a; Mattes 377; Mintz 64; Rocq 15724; Wheat Gold Rush 25. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Sunning to top edges; mild toning to leaves, light abrasion to front free endpaper of Volume I from plate removal, previous owner's name on front free endpaper of Volume II; lacks slipcase, very good.
 
Item number:
302887
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