Tours: A. Mame et Cie, 1853. First Edition. Pictorial Cloth. 188pp; 8 full-color, chromolithographed plates. Text in the original French. This is the tale of a Frenchman and two boys who journey from Le Havre to California in search of gold. We are told of their hard work at the gold mines, the joys and travails of mining life, and their sundry adventures. Bound in elaborate, pictorial black cloth, stamped in gilt and colors on both covers and on spine; inner rear hinge repaired, otherwise near fine condition. 7.75" x 4.75" Very Good. Item #037051
This is Dan Volkmann's copy with his Golden Bear bookplate. Volkmann spent 39 years collecting a complete first-edition set of Californiana books called the Zamorano 80--a feat accomplished by only three other collectors. [Gumuchian 1159. Sabin 12350. Decker 35:683.].