A Rare Gold Rush Item in the Original, Unrestored Wrappers

    [Gold Rush]. [Alonzo Delano]. The Miner's Progress; or, Scenes in the Life of a California Miner. Sacramento: Published at the Daily Union Office, 1853. First edition of this rare satirical look at the hardships of the Gold Rush. Octavo. 13, [1, blank], [2, ads] pages. Illustrated by Charles Nahl. In the very rare unrestored original printed string-bound brown wrappers (most copies that have appeared at auction either lack wrappers, or are restored). Some mild rubbing and foxing to wrappers, two vertical creases on wrappers and text, some soiling on inner covers, contemporary gift inscription (unsigned) on the inner front wrapper. Still, a fine example of this rare and fragile item, not usually seen in such good condition. From the collection of Zita Books.
    California Imprints 382. Sabin 49214.

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