Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California: Being the Diary of an Expedition from San Francisco to the Gold Districts. Henry Richard pseud: "J. Tyrwhitt Brooks Vizetelly, M. D"

Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California: Being the Diary of an Expedition from San Francisco to the Gold Districts.

London: David Bogue, 1849. 8vo, xviii, 207pp. 16pp. publisher’s ads at end. Map of the “Gold districts of Alta California” as fronsipiece. Original red cloth lettered in gilt, browned throughout and a bit worn with the backstrip silverfished. A good reading copy. The scarce second edition of this famous fraud spreading the truth about the finding of gold though Vizetelly had never visited California but merely based his account on those of Fremont and Mason. It was hugely popular and translated into several languages. Kurutz 653b. Whate, Gold Rush, 217. Item #110796

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