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Auction archive: Lot number 221

The Californian. Bound volume of 73 issues, several with contributions by Mark Twain

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$1,800
Auction archive: Lot number 221

The Californian. Bound volume of 73 issues, several with contributions by Mark Twain

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$1,800
Beschreibung:

Title: The Californian. Bound volume of 73 issues, several with contributions by Mark Twain Author: Twain, Mark Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1864-67 Description: Bound volume of 73 issues including: Volume 1, Number 1 through Number 27 (5/28/64 - 11/26/64), Volume 2, Number 15 through Number 25 (3/11/65 - 5/20/65), Volume 7, Number 1 Through Number 24 (5/25/67 - 11/2/67) & Number 27 Through Number 37 (11/23/67 - 2/1/68). (Folio) 39x28 cm. (15¼x11"), period black half morocco and marbled boards. The present issues contain 11 contributions by Mark Twain but alas not the issue containing "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". The Californian was started in May 1864 by publishers P.J. Thomas, A.A. Stickney and John Collner. Charles Henry "Inigo" Webb was the first editor. The publishers sold the enterprise to Captain Ogden at the beginning of September 1864. Bret Harte was given the post of editor, and Mark Twain was hired at a salary of $50 per month as a writer, twice as much money than he received for his much more difficult work as a reporter at the Call. Harte contributed articles as well, and the periodical jumped to the fore among its competitors. Also includes the Abraham Lincoln mourning issue (4/22/65). Lot Amendments Condition: Some wear to binding; paper a bit browned; one issue (3/11/65) tattered at bottom edge and with a large chip lacking from first leaf; very good. Item number: 220618

Auction archive: Lot number 221
Auction:
Datum:
11 Aug 2011
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: The Californian. Bound volume of 73 issues, several with contributions by Mark Twain Author: Twain, Mark Place: San Francisco Publisher: Date: 1864-67 Description: Bound volume of 73 issues including: Volume 1, Number 1 through Number 27 (5/28/64 - 11/26/64), Volume 2, Number 15 through Number 25 (3/11/65 - 5/20/65), Volume 7, Number 1 Through Number 24 (5/25/67 - 11/2/67) & Number 27 Through Number 37 (11/23/67 - 2/1/68). (Folio) 39x28 cm. (15¼x11"), period black half morocco and marbled boards. The present issues contain 11 contributions by Mark Twain but alas not the issue containing "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". The Californian was started in May 1864 by publishers P.J. Thomas, A.A. Stickney and John Collner. Charles Henry "Inigo" Webb was the first editor. The publishers sold the enterprise to Captain Ogden at the beginning of September 1864. Bret Harte was given the post of editor, and Mark Twain was hired at a salary of $50 per month as a writer, twice as much money than he received for his much more difficult work as a reporter at the Call. Harte contributed articles as well, and the periodical jumped to the fore among its competitors. Also includes the Abraham Lincoln mourning issue (4/22/65). Lot Amendments Condition: Some wear to binding; paper a bit browned; one issue (3/11/65) tattered at bottom edge and with a large chip lacking from first leaf; very good. Item number: 220618

Auction archive: Lot number 221
Auction:
Datum:
11 Aug 2011
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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