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AUCTION 20

169. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET]. LIFE IN THE MINES | Lith. Britton & Rey San Francisco [Baird 133], from the Britton & Rey numbered series. (“6” at upper right).

Four illustrations. Left to right, down: Slap Jacks (man flipping pancakes before tent; four others sit or stand around); Rush for new Diggings (parade of miners trudging over the hills; mules, horse, and cart also visible); Tree’d (man up a tree with bear after him); Nooning (one man tends fire while three others eat before a tent).

Lithograph. Four vignettes: 9.5 x 12.5 cm each, on a double sheet measuring 26.8 x 41.5 cm (with integral blank) white wove paper. Good. Light waterstaining to images and blank leaf, the latter with two small tears (no losses). Unused. Peters, California on Stone, p. 70. Cf. Baird 133.

See Lot 160 for notes on the history of California pictorial lettersheets. ($250-500)

Sold. Hammer: $250.00; Price Realized: $293.75

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