De Quincey, Thomas
Title CALIFORNIA AND THE GOLD MANIA
Book Condition Near fine with some wear to paper spine label, and light corner crease to fold-out cartoon; in cloth-backed decorated boards; slyly illustrated with colored sketches from PUNCH, issues of 1849 & 1850. #3 in the Colt Press series of California Classics.
Edition First edition thus. Limited to 500 copies.
Publisher San Francisco: Colt Press, 1945.
Seller ID 10686.00
Reprinted from Ticknor, Reed & Field's edition of De Quincey's LETTERS TO A YOUNG MAN AND OTHER PAPERS, published at Boston in 1854. The fold-out contrasts an English "Gold Field" (with flora providing the "gold") to the chaos of the American "diggins."
Californiana. Limited Editions.