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California; or, The Feast of Gold

Estimate: US$500 - US$800
Price realised:  US$300
Lot number 134, Views: 12

Title: California; or, The Feast of Gold Author: Valentine, Henry Place: London Publisher: R. Macdonald Date: [c. 1850] Description: 3 pp. 4 color woodcut illustration on front. 13¾x9¾, late cloth tape on spine fold. Rare gold rush sheet music. The color woodcut features a group of miners crowding along a stream as they dig and pan for gold. The crowd includes African Americans, Native Americans, Chinese, Scottish, and other nationalities reflecting the diversity of emigrants generated by the Gold Rush. "Oh! list to the Yankee proclamation! "The smartest nation in all creation," has issued a general invitation to folks of ev'ry denomination, to cross the main, and drain, and strain, and share in the feast, the wond'rous feast of gold." OCLC/WorldCat locates only 5 copies: Los Angeles Public Library, University of California Berkeley, Yale, California Historical Society, and the Huntington Library. Lot Amendments Condition: Some wear and soiling, sheets separated at fold (joined by cloth tape); very good. Item number: 200252

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 403: Americana with Manuscript Material; Travel & Exploration; Maps; Photographs
Date of the auction: 14 May 2009
Address: PBA Galleries
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