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Foster, George G. (d. 1850) The Gold Regions of California: Being a Succinct Description of the Geography, History, Topography, and Gen

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
297
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Foster, George G. (d. 1850) The Gold Regions of California: Being a Succinct Description of the Geography, History, Topography, and General Features of California. New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1848. First edition, in the original gold printed publisher's wrappers, woodcut frontispiece map, 80 pages, ten pages of publisher's advertisements following the text, advertisement on verso of back cover for Victor Hugo's La Esmeralda, variant title on printed cover, The Gold Mines of California; contemporary ownership inscription on outer cover of J.H. Carter [or Custer] Jr., spine titled in ink; back cover detached, some slight spotting to contents, one page with a short closed tear, slight wear to front paper cover, stab sewn, housed in a custom brick red cloth clamshell box, 9 x 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Victor Hugo, Book arts, Book design, Book frontispiece, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Communication design, Crafts, Esmeralda, Paper art, Publishing, Visual arts, Davenport

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