Stuttgart: Franz Köhler, 1850. viii,64pp. 12mo. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards. Minor wear to extremities, light rubbing. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Moderate foxing, a few leaves creased. Very good. In a half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. First edition of a rare and early report of the California gold fields, in German. The work is mostly a translation of T. Butler King's report on California, the first report on the mines received by the U.S. government, dated March 22, 1850. Fleishmann's preface is dated July, 1850, so not much time was lost in sharing the gold rush news with a German audience. In addition to the present work, Fleischmann authored other works relating to the U.S., including DER NORDAMERIKANISCHE LANDWIRTH: EIN HANDBUCH FUR ANSIEDLER IN DEN VEREINIGTEN STAATEN (Frankfurt, 1848). "Fleischmann served as U.S. Consul, sponsored immigration projects, and put together this short pamphlet to gain interest in the potential of California....The consul also added translations of other official reports including Lieutenant Maury's summary of a proposal to build a railroad linking both coasts" - Kurutz. A rare work, earning a "b" from Wright Howes for its elusiveness in the marketplace. COWAN I, p.7. COWAN II, p.214. HOWES F173, "b." KURUTZ 241. EBERSTADT 127:87. SABIN 24695. (Inventory #: WRCAM52160)
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