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AUCTION 16

“THE WORLD RUSHED IN”
THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

Prices Realized

February 15, 2006

Total (including Buyer's Premium)

$344,318.75

The following lots were sold at the prices stated. Both hammer price and price realized, which includes a Buyers Premium, are presented.

A = Lot sold at the time of the auction (February 15, 2006), plus 15% Buyers Premium
ABE = Lot currently listed on ABE
E = Lot sold via eBay live auctions at the time of the auction, plus 20% Buyer's Premium
+  = Lot sold post auction at the low estimate, or reserve, plus 15% Buyers Premium
BI = Lots bought in (not sold)
W = Withdrawn for further research

(Not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. For information about sale results or catalogues, please call (512) 477-8442 or fax (512) 477-8602.)

Lot numbers below link to catalogue descriptions.

Lot Number
Status
Hammer
Price Realized
Reserve
Short Description
1
A
$1,000.00
$1,150.00
$1,000.00
ANSTED, David T. The Gold-Seeker’s Manual.
2
A
$1,000.00
$1,150.00
$1,000.00
Articles in a Miner’s Creed [by] Forty-Nine. Entered...1855, by James 
M. Hutchings....
3
A
$250.00
$287.50
$200.00
BAIRD, Joseph Armstrong. California’s Pictorial Letter Sheets, 1849-1869.
4
BI
 
 
$400.00
BALL, Nicholas. Voyages of Nicholas Ball, from 1839 to 1853.
5
E
$600.00
$720.00
$600.00
BARRY, T[heodore] A. & B[enjamin] A. Patten. Men and Memories of San Francisco...
6
E
$150.00
$180.00
$150.00
BARRY, T[heodore] A. & B[enjamin] A. Patten. Men and Memories of San Francisco...
7
A
$7,500.00
$8,625.00
$7,500.00
[BAUSMAN, William (attributed)]. The Idle and Industrious Miner...
8
BI
 
 
$150.00
BENTON, J[oseph] A[ugustine]. The California Pilgrim: A Series of Lectures...
9
A
$15,000.00
$17,250.00
$15,000.00
BESCHKE, William. The Dreadful Sufferings and Thrilling Adventures o...
10
A
$1,000.00
$1,150.00
$600.00
BORTHWICK, J[ohn] D[avid]. Three Years in California by J. D. Borthwick with ...
11
+
$150.00 
$172.50 
$150.00
BOURNE, Benjamin Franklin. The Captive in Patagonia; or, Life among the Giant...
12
+
$300.00 
$345.00 
$300.00
BROMLEY, George Tisdale. The Long Ago and the Later On...
13
A
$2,800.00
$3,220.00
$1,000.00
BROWN, James S[tephen]. California Gold An Authentic History of the First ...
14
A
$5,000.00
$5,750.00
$1,200.00
BROWN, John H[enry]. Reminiscences and Incidents, of “The Early Days” ...
15
A
$75.00
$86.25
$75.00
BROWN, John Henry. Reminiscences and Incidents, of the Early Days ...
16
ABE
 
 
$4,000.00
BRUFF, J[oseph] Goldsborough. Lithographed rebus letter dated at Washington City...
17
E
$300.00
$360.00
$250.00
BRUFF, J. Goldsborough. Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings, and Other Paper...
18
A
$2,400.00
$2,760.00
$750.00
BRYANT, Edwin. What I Saw in California: Being the Journal of a ...
19
A
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
BRYANT, Edwin. What I Saw in California: Being the Journal of a ...
20
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$1,500.00
BRYANT, Edwin.  What I Saw in California: Being the Journal of a ...
21
BI
 
 
$400.00
BRYANT, Edwin. Californien, en Skildring af Landet, dess Klimat o...
22
A
$750.00
$862.50
$750.00
BUFFUM, Edward. Six Months in the Gold Mines...
23
A
$7,500.00
$8,625.00
$7,500.00
[CALIFORNIA]. Beretning om Californien og dets Guldrigdom. Med e...
24
BI
   
$7,000
[CALIFORNIA]. California Gold Regions, with a Full Account of Their Mineral Resources...
25
A
$4,000.00
$4,600.00
$4,000.00
[CALIFORNIA]. Californien und Seine Goldminen. Mittheilungen aus...
26
A
$7,500.00
$8,625.00
$7,500.00
[CALIFORNIA]. Gemeinnütziger Anzeiger der Wage. Nro. 1. Neuste N...
27
BI
 
 
$150.00
[CALIFORNIA]. Guldet och Guldgråfwarne i Kalifornien [wrapper ti...
28
BI
 
 
$250.00
CALIFORNIA MINERS’ ASSOCIATION. California Mines and Minerals. Published by the Ca...
29
A
$2,200.00
$2,530.00
$2,000.00
CAMDEN, Charles. The Autobiography of Charles Camden Being a Synops...
30
A
$1,000.00
$1,150.00
$750.00
CAPRON, E[lisha] S[mith]. History of California, from Its Discovery to the P...
31
A
$150.00
$172.50
$150.00
Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine.
32
BI
 
 
$600.00
[CLAPPE, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith]. The Shirley Letters from California Mines...
33
A
$1,600.00
$1,840.00
$750.00
[CLAPPE, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith]. Volume One [Two] California in 1851 The Letters of...
34
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$2,000.00
CLARKE, A[sa] B[emet]. Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Jou...
35
A
$1,500.00
$1,725.00
$1,500.00
CLARKE, A[sa] B[emet]. Travels in Mexico and California....
36
BI
   
$7,500
[CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne]. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County...
37
A
$6,500.00
$7,475.00
$5,000.00
COLUMBIA MINING DISTRICT. Columbia Mining Laws.
38
A
$650.00
$747.50
$300.00
COMSTOCK, J[ohn] L[ee]. A History of the Precious Metals, from the Earlies...
39
A
$150.00
$172.50
$150.00
COLTON, Walter. Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the Un...
40
A
$600.00
$690.00
$400.00
COLTON, Walter. Three Years in California. By Rev. Walter Colton, ...
41
BI
 
 
$300.00
COY, Owen C. (editor). Pictorial History of California...
42
A
$800.00
$920.00
$800.00
CRANE, James. The Past, the Present and the Future of the Pacifi...
43
A
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
CRONISE, Titus Fey. The Natural Wealth of California comprising Early...
44
BI
   
$4,000.00
DAMON, Samuel C[henery]. The Friend, A Monthly...
45
A
$1,800.00
$2,070.00
$1,800.00
DEGROOT, Henry. Recollections of California Mining Life...
46
A
$425.00
$488.75
$300.00
DELANO, A[lonzo]. Life on the Plains and among the Diggings...
47
A
$400.00
$460.00
$400.00
DENIS, Ferdinand, Élias Regnault & Frédéric L... Histoire des Antilles et des Colonies Françaises, ...
48
BI
 
 
$250.00
DENIS, Ferdinand. Les Californies, L’Orégon, et l’Amérique Russe par...
49
A
$100.00
$115.00
$100.00
[DERBY, George Horatio]. Phœnixiana; Or, Sketches and Burlesques...
50
BI
   
$4,000.00
[DIRECTORY]. BEAN, Edwin F. Bean’s History and Directory of Nevada County, California.
51
A
$8,000.00
$9,200.00
$5,000.00
FITCH, Thomas & Co. Directory of the City of Placerville and Towns of ...
52
A
$5,000.00
$5,750.00
$5,000.00
DORNIN, George D. 1849-1879 Thirty Years Ago.
53
BI
 
 
$200.00
[DRAMA]. 2 plays
54
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$2,000.00
DRAPER, Seth. Voyage of the Bark Orion from Boston around Cape H...
55
   
$7,500.00
ECKFELDT, Jacob R[eese] & William E[wing] Du Bois. New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins...
56
A
$375.00
$431.25
$250.00
EVANS, Albert S. Á la California. Sketches of Life in the Golden St...
57
E
$200.00
$240.00
$200.00
FARNHAM, Eliza W. California In-Doors and Out; or, How We Farm, Mine...
58
A
$2,200.00
$2,530.00
$750.00
FARNHAM, Thomas Jefferson. Pictorial Edition!!! Life, Adventures, and Travels...
59
BI
 
 
$150.00
FARNHAM, Thomas Jefferson. Pictorial Edition!!! Life, Adventures, and Travels...
60
A
$3,200.00
$3,680.00
$2,500.00
FERRY, Hypolite. Description de la Nouvelle Californie geographique...
62
A
$2,500.00
$2,875.00
$2,500.00
[FLEMING, G. A.]. California: Its Past History; Its Present Position...
63
BI
 
 
$750.00
[FLEMING, G. A.]. California: Its Past History; Its Present Position...
64
A
$2,500.00
$2,875.00
$2,500.00
[FORRESTER, Alfred Henry]. A Good Natured Hint About California By Alfred Cro...
65
BI
   
$5,000.00
[FOSTER, George G. (editor) (attributed)]. The Gold Regions of California...
66
A
$2,600.00
$2,990.00
$2,500.00
FRÉMONT, Jessie Benton. A Year of American Travel by Jessie Benton Frémont...
67
A
$2,200.00
$2,530.00
$1,500.00
FRÉMONT, John Charles. Geographical Memoir upon Upper California, in Illu...
68
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$2,000.00
FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles] & [Jessie Benton Fr... Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mo...
69
A
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
FRIGNET, Ernest. La Californie Histoire Organisation Politique et A...
70
BI
 
 
$200.00
FRIGNET, Ernest. La Californie Histoire des Progrès de l’un des Éta...
71
A
$10,000.00
$11,500.00
$10,000.00
GERSTÄCKER, Fr[iedrich Wilhelm Christian]. [Wrapper title]: Preis 5 Sgr. Kaliforniens Gold U....
72
A
$450.00
$517.50
$250.00
[DODD, George]. Gold: In the Mine, the Mint, and the Workshop.
73
A
$750.00
$862.50
$750.00
GRASS VALLEY GOLD MINING COMPANY. Charter of the Grass Valley Gold Mining Company...
74
A
$750.00
$862.50
$750.00
HARTE, [Francis] Bret[t]. The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches.
75
E
$325.00
$390.00
$300.00
HASKINS, C[harles] W[arren]. The Argonauts of California, Being the Reminiscenc...
76
A
$12,000.00
$13,800.00
$12,000.00
HECO, Joseph. The Narrative of a Japanese; What He Has Seen and ...
77
+
$300.00
$345.00
$300.00
HECO, Joseph. The Narrative of a Japanese; What He Has Seen and ...
78
+
$75.00
$86.25
$75.00
HENTY, G[eorge] A[lfred]. Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields o...
79
E
$400.00
$480.00
$400.00
HITTELL, John S[hirtzer]. A History of the City of San Francisco and Inciden...
80
A
$200.00
$230.00
$150.00
HITTELL, John S[hirtzer]. Marshall’s Gold Discovery. A Lecture (The Fourth o...
81
BI
 
 
$2,000.00
HOLBROOK, Samuel F. Threescore Years: An Autobiography, Containing Inc...
82
BI
 
 
$150.00
HOLLINGSWORTH, John McHenry. The Journal of Lieutenant John McHenry Hollingswor...
83
   
$1,500.00
HOPPE, Janus & Adolph Erman. Californiens Gegenwart und Zukunft von J. Hoppe...
84
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$2,000.00
[HUNTLEY, Henry Veel]. California: Its Gold and Its Inhabitants....
85
BI
 
 
$400.00
JOHNSON, Theodore T[aylor]. Sights in the Gold Region, and Scenes by the Way.
86
A
$600.00
$690.00
$400.00
JOHNSON, Theodore T. Sights in the Gold Region, and Scenes by the Way.
87
A
$200.00
$230.00
$100.00
JONES, T[heodore] E[ldon]. Leaves from an Argonaut's Note Book: A Collection ...
88
   
$1,500.00
KELLY, William. An Excursion to California over the Prairie...
89
A
$75.00
$86.25
$75.00
KING, Thomas Butler. T. Butler King’s Report on California. Message fro...
90
A
$10,000.00
$11,500.00
$10,000.00
[KIP, Leonard]. California Sketches, with Recollections of the Gol...
91
A
$600.00
$690.00
$400.00
LA CARRIÈRES, A. C. De. Voyage aux Pays Aurifères Afrique, Mexique, Califo...
92
A
$100.00
$115.00
$100.00
LAMSON, J[oseph]. Round Cape Horn. Voyage of the Passenger-Ship Jame...
93
+
$400.00
$460.00
$400.00
LANGWORTHY, Franklin. Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines: or a D...
94
A
$150.00
$172.50
$150.00
LEE, Israel S. “Letters of Israel S. Lee Written to his Family fr...
95
A
$1,000.00
$1,150.00
$1,000.00
[LETTS, John M.]. A Pictorial View of California; Including a Descri...
96
+
$500.00
$575.00
$500.00
LÉVY, Daniel. Les Français en Californie par Daniel Lévy. Cet ou...
97
BI
   
$1,000.00
[LUCETT, Edward]. Rovings in the Pacific, from 1837 to 1849...
98
A
$5,000.00
$5,750.00
$5,000.00
LYMAN, Albert. Journal of a Voyage to California, and Life in the...
99
   
$2,000.00
LYMAN, Albert. Journal of a Voyage to California...
100
A
$4,000.00
$4,600.00
$4,000.00
COLTON, John Hutchins. Pocket map with text: Particulars of Routes, Dista...
101
A
$9,000.00
$10,350.00
$9,000.00
HORN, Hosea B. Pocket map with text: Horn’s Overland Guide, from ...
102
A
$2,500.00
$2,875.00
$2,500.00
HUTAWA, Julius. Pocket map: Map of Mexico & California Compiled fr...
104
A
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
JEFFERSON, T. H. Map of the Emigrant Road from Independence, Mo., t...
105
A
$12,000.00
$13,800.00
$12,000.00
MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Pocket map with text: Accompaniment To Mitchell’s ...
106
E
$7,500.00
$9,000.00
$7,500.00
MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Pocket map with text.
107
A
$3,800.00
$4,370.00
$1,500.00
KEELER, J. M. Pocket map: Mining Map of Inyo County Scale 1...
108
A
$850.00
$977.50
$750.00
MARRYAT, Frank [Samuel Francis]. Mountains and Molehills; or, Recollections of a Bu...
109
A
$18,000.00
$20,700.00
$18,000.00
[METLAR, George W.]. Northern California, Scott & Klamath Rivers, their...
110
A
$750.00
$862.50
$750.00
MEYER, Carl. Nach dem Sacramento. Reisebilder eines Heimgekehrt...
111
A
$150.00
$172.50
$150.00
MILLER, Joaquin [Cincinnatus Hiner]. '49 The Gold-Seeker of the Sierras.
112
A
$600.00
$690.00
$600.00
MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS. Mining and Scientific Press and Pacific Electrical...
113
A
$4,000.00
$4,600.00
$4,000.00
MÜLLER, J. Das Goldland Californien, oder: Bleib’ im Lande un...
114
A
$3,000.00
$3,450.00
$3,000.00
[ORTON, A. R. (attributed)]. Two Eras in the Life of the Felon Grovenor I. Layt...
115
+
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
PARSONS, George Frederic. Life and Adventures of James W. Marshall, the Disc...
116
A
$250.00
$287.50
$250.00
PATTERSON, Lawson B. Twelve Years in the Mines of California; Embracing...
117
BI
   
$750.00
[PECK, George Washington]. Aurifodina; or, Adventures in the Gold Region
118
A
$10,000.00
$11,500.00
$10,000.00
READ, J[ames] A. & D[onald] F. Read (illustra... Journey to the Gold Diggins by Jeremiah Saddlebags...
119
A
$500.00
$575.00
$500.00
REVERE, Joseph Warren. A Tour of Duty in California; Including a Descript...
120
BI
   
$5,000.00
ROBINSON, Fayette. California and Its Gold Regions...
121
+
$150.00
$172.50
$150.00
ROYCE, Josiah. California from the Conquest in 1846 to the Second...
122
A
$1,500.00
$1,725.00
$1,000.00
RYAN, William Redmond. Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California...
 

123

A
$500.00
$575.00
$500.00
SAINT-AMANT, [Pierre Charles Fournier]. Guide pour les Voyageurs. Route de la Californie a...
124
BI
   
$500.00
SAINT-AMANT, [Pierre Charles Fournier] de. Voyages en Californie et dans l’Orégonpar...
125
A
$1,500.00
$1,725.00
$1,500.00
[SAN FRANCISCO COMMITTEE OF VIGILANCE]. “Be Just and Fear Not.” Fiat Justicia, Ruat Coelum...
126
BI
   
$1,500.00
SEYD, Ernest. California and Its Resources....
127
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$1,000.00
SHAW, Pringle. Ramblings in California; Containing a Description...
128
A
$650.00
$747.50
$500.00
SHELDON, Mark. Mark Sheldon An Autobiographical Sketch.
129
BI
 
 
$500.00
SMITH, W[illiam] C. S. A Journey to California in 1849.
130
A
$250.00
$287.50
$250.00
SOULÉ, Frank, John H. Gihon & James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco; Containing a Summary...
131
BI
   
$400.00
SPEER, William. An Humble Plea, Addressed to the Legislature of California...
132
A
$2,200.00
$2,530.00
$1,500.00
STEELE, John. In Camp and Cabin. Mining Life and Adventure, in C...
133
A
$300.00
$345.00
$300.00
STIRLING, Patrick James. The Australian and Californian Gold Discoveries, a...
134
BI
 
 
$200.00
[STONE, John A.]. Put’s Golden Songster. Containing the Largest and...
135
A
$300.00
$345.00
$300.00
STUART, J. C. Autograph letter signed to J. Condley, dated at Sa...
136
E
$750.00
$900.00
$750.00
SWASEY, W[illiam] F. The Early Days and Men of California by W. F. Swas...
137
A
$1,600.00
$1,840.00
$1,000.00
TAYLOR, Bayard. Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire: Co...
138
A
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
TAYLOR, Clotilde G. (editor). Dear Family: The Story of the Lives of Charles and...
139
A
$3,400.00
$3,910.00
$2,400.00
[WELLS, Henry Laurenz (compiler)]. History of Nevada County California with Illustrat...
140
A
$4,000.00
$4,600.00
$2,500.00
THORNTON, J[essy] Quinn. Oregon and California in 1848: By J. Quinn Thornto...
141
A
$750.00
$862.50
$750.00
TRASK, John B[oardman]. 4 reports ...
142
BI
   
$1,500.00
TRÉNY. La Californie Dévoilée...
143
A
$900.00
$1,035.00
$500.00
TUCKER, J[oseph] C[larence]. To the Golden Goal, and Other Sketches.
144
A
$1,200.00
$1,380.00
$1,200.00
TYSON, James. Diary of a Physician in California; being the Resu...
145
A
$2,600.00
$2,990.00
$2,500.00
TYSON, Philip Thomas. Geology and Industrial Resources of California...
146
A
$1,000.00
$1,150.00
$1,000.00
UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Zachary Taylor). California and New Mexico. Message from the Presid...
147
+
$200.00
$230.00
$200.00
UNITED STATES. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. Report of the Secretary of the Interior, Communica...
148
E
$300.00
$360.00
$300.00
UPHAM, Samuel C[urtiss]. Notes of a Voyage to California via Cape Horn, Tog...
149
+
$50.00
$57.50
$50.00
VER MEHR, J[ean Leonhard Henri] C[orneille]. Checkered Life: In the Old and New World. By Rev. ...
150
A
$500.00
$575.00
$500.00
[VIZETELLY, Henry]. Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta Califor...
151
A
$500.00
$575.00
$500.00
[VIZETELLY, Henry]. Vier Monate unter den Goldfindern in Obercaliforni...
152
A
$300.00
$345.00
$300.00
[VOLLMER, Carl Gottfried Wilhelm]. Kalifornien och Guldfebern. Guldgräfvarnes, Mormon...
153
A
$250.00
$287.50
$250.00
[VOLLMER, Carl Gottfried Wilhelm]. Californien und das Goldfieber. Reisen in dem Wild...
154
BI
 
 
$200.00
WAKEMAN, Edgar. The Log of an Ancient Mariner. Being the Life and ...
155
A
$5,000.00
$5,750.00
$5,000.00
WALTON, Daniel. The Book Needed for the Times, containing the Late...
156
A
$1,300.00
$1,495.00
$750.00
[WARD, James]. Perils, Pastimes, and Pleasures of an Emigrant in ...
157
BI
   
$5,000.00
[WEBSTER, Kimball]. Author’s untitled holograph manuscript...
158
BI
   
$2,500.00
WEIK, Johann. Californien wie es ist oder Handbuch von Californien...
159
A
$4,000.00
$4,600.00
$4,000.00
WESTON, Silas. Life in the Mountains: or Four Months in the Mines...
160
A
$3,200.00
$3,680.00
$3,000.00
WHEAT, Carl I. Mapping the Transmississippi West...1540-1861...
161
A
$150.00
$172.50
$150.00
WHEAT, Carl I. The Maps of the California Gold Region. 1848-1857...
162
A
$1,500.00
$1,725.00
$1,500.00
WHITNEY, J[osiah] D[wight]. Auriferous Gravels of the Sierra Nevada of Califor...
163
A
$2,000.00
$2,300.00
$2,000.00
WILKES, Charles. Western America, Including California and Oregon, ...
164
+
$250.00
$287.50
$250.00
WILLIAMS, John G. The Adventures of a Seventeen-Year-old Lad and the...
165
A
$300.00
$345.00
$300.00
WOODS, Daniel B[ates]. Sixteen Months at the Gold Diggings.
166
A
$3,500.00
$4,025.00
$3,500.00
XÁNTUS, János. Utazás Kalifornia déli részeiben. Irta Xántus Jáno...
 
 
$298,950.00
$344,318.75
 
 

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