THE ROMANCE OF THE AGE; OR, THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA. Edward E. DUNBAR.
THE ROMANCE OF THE AGE; OR, THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA
THE ROMANCE OF THE AGE; OR, THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA
THE ROMANCE OF THE AGE; OR, THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA
THE ROMANCE OF THE AGE; OR, THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA

THE ROMANCE OF THE AGE; OR, THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1867. First Edition. 134 pages; 10 pages of adverts. in rear. First Edition. Actor and bibliophile Jean Hersholt's copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Other prior owner name stamp on front pastedown and dedication page. Frontispiece portrait of John Sutter with tissue guard. Illustrated. 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". Blue cloth. Gold-stamped ornamental front cover titling. Per Kurutz, "Much of Dunbar's account is devoted to a history of California, the gold discovery, and the plight of Captain Sutter and James Marshall. The most interesting feature consists of Dunbar's important recollections entitled: "The Trip of the First Passengers from New York to San Francisco by Steam." Kurutz 210; Cowan I, p. 74; Cowan II, p. 187; Wheat, Books 66. Some foxing to early pages; edgewear, especially at the spine-ends; spine titling gone; still, just off Very Good overall and now in a custom clear mylar jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address. Item #1574

Price: $65.00

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