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11.

Elephant at top, two ships in large circles at center load-

ing and docking, surrounded by vignettes of mining and life

in California. Lithograph, single sheet, white wove. Backed

with Japanese tissue, a few repairs and minor voids at cor-

ners.

Baird 193. From the Britton & Rey numbered series. A

complex and creative composition, especially desirable with

the elephant at the top.

($250-500)

17. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET].

Sundry Amusements in the Mines

[below border]:

Lith. & Pub-

lished by Britton & Rey

[upper right]:

23.

[4 scenes]: [1]

A

Sundays Amusement

(two miners washing laundry in a

stream); [2]

A Daily Pleasure

(two men cooking over a fire-

place in a long cabin, with a dog watching); [3]

Occupation for

Rainy Days

(two men in tent, one mending a boot, the other

sewing); [4]

A Pleasant Surprise

(two miners discover a bear

in their tent warming his paws before their fire). Lithograph

on thin white wove paper. Trimmed with slight loss of lower

portion of publisher’s imprint.

Baird 268. Peters,

California on Stone

, p. 78 (Plate 39).

From the Britton & Rey numbered series.

($200-400)

18. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET].

The

Winter of 1852 & 3.

[below border]:

Lith. & Publ

d.

by Britton &

Rey, corner Montgom

y.

& Calif

a.

S

ts.

S. Francisco.

Four lithograph

illustrations of winter mining scenes in California, including

street scene (Sacramento?) with horses and wagons mired in

mud. Single sheet, gray wove. Mild foxing, minor creasing.

Baird 335.

($200-400)

Item 17