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AUCTION 16

“THE WORLD RUSHED IN”
THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

Lot 48

48. DENIS, Ferdinand. Les Californies, L’Orégon, et l’Amérique Russe par M. Ferdinand Denis., les Iles Noutka et de la Reine Charlotte; par M. Ferdinand Denis, Conservateur de la Bibliothèque Sainte-Genevieve [section title]. [Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, Éditeurs, 1849]. iv, 108 pp., printed in double column. 8vo, modern half terracotta sheep over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration. Minor shelf wear, else very fine.

     First edition. See notes in preceding entry, where the present item is Part IV and from the same typesetting as above.

Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 186:

Pages 102-106 of the appendix are devoted to the gold mines of California. It first appeared in L’Univers Pittoresque: Amérique (Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, Éditeurs, 1849). The first part of the work consisted of a general description of California and its early history.

($250-500)

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