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    With an Excellent Example of the Rare 1849 "New Map of Texas Oregon and California..."

    Samuel Augustus Mitchell. Description of Oregon and California, Embracing an Account of the Gold Regions... With a Large and Accurate Map of Oregon and California, Compiled from the Latest Authorities. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1849. Second edition. Twelvemo. 76 pages. With eleven wood-engraved text illustrations and the large hand-colored folding map (struck from the same plate used to print Mitchell's 1846 map by the same title, but with additional detail). Original dark brown morocco decoratively embossed in gilt and blind. Marbled wrappers to text. White front endpapers; salmon rear endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth box. Spine and edges rubbed. Corners bumped. Minor foxing to text. Mild toning to the map, with two very small instances of fold separation, and verso toning from the brown coloring. A clean copy in very good condition. Graff 2839. Holliday 833. Howell, California 50:173. Howes M687 ("b"). Sabin 19712. Smith 6889. Streeter Sale 2579. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 143. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 108 & pp. xxvi-xxvii.

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    February, 2012
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