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AUCTION 16

“THE WORLD RUSHED IN”
THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

Lot 64

Illustrated Gold Mania Humor

64. [FORRESTER, Alfred Henry]. A Good Natured Hint About California By Alfred Crowquill. [quotation, within banner-like border decorated with an illustration of a devil and angel]: Here We Are on Tom Titler’s Ground Picking up Gold and SilverPlain 1/ Col.d. 2/6 Published by D. Bogue 86 Fleet Street [below border]: M & N Hanhart lith Printers. [1849] [wrapper title within decorative border]. One strip of medium-weight card stock paper folded accordion fashion into eight leaves, containing 35 uncolored lithograph caricatures on rectos with text beneath, each leaf measures 12.8 x 21.3 cm (5 x 8-3/8 inches). Wanting lower wrapper. Wrapper with light uniform browning and a few light stains, otherwise fine, professionally reassembled into original accordion format.

     First edition. Cowan I, p. 88. Cowan II, p. 218. Howell, California 50:84. Howes F268. Sabin 25120. Streeter Sale 2566. Forrester, who wrote and illustrated under the name Alfred Crowquill, was a founder of the English humor magazine Punch.

Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 248:

This English publication consists of a series of thirty-five cartoon-like scenes depicting a trip by “Mivins” to the gold fields, the inevitable trials and tribulations, and the joyous return home.

($2,500-$5,000)

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