[Elkhart, Indiana]: Dr. Miles Medical Co, 1920. Very good condition. Illustrated American patent medicine pamphlet with Australian and American gold rush content.Australian content includes a description of "a convict  working in New South Wales, showed a lump of gold, which he claimed to have found. He was taken before a magistrate and sentenced to 150 lashes on his bare back because it was thought he had stolen and melted down a gold watch. He was really the first person to find gold in Australia" (p12). Also describes a Mr. Anderson in 1843 picking up a piece of white quartz streaked with gold (p12), E. H. Hargraves discovering gold in 1851; and gold not discovered in Western Australia until 1892.The color printed cover illustration of a young Native American woman panning for gold at the edge of a mountain stream, a canoe and teepees in the distance, with the title printed in red on yellow ground. Oblong 12mo, 6 1/4 x 4 3/4", 30pp, b&w in text illustrations. Staplebound, with color printed paper wrappers, the rear wrapper with text advertising Dr. Miles' anti Pain Pills; a Gloversville, New York pharmacy address and telephone printed below. Wrappers a bit toned; a short split at top of spine. OCLC: 951981137 records only 1 copy. Not recorded in Trove.
(Inventory #: 22338)
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