A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA IN 1850-3, WITH CHAPTERS ON SOUTH- SEA ISLANDS, "PORT PHILLIP," AND BEAUTIFUL TASMANIA
by Dean, Johnson
Hobart: J. Walch & Sons, 1905. 120,pp. plus frontispiece and seven photographic illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt. Corners worn. Light soiling and wear to covers. Internally clean. About very good. Dean's account of his trip to California is written in a convivial, chatty style, based on his visit in 1852. He provides descriptions of San Francisco, Oregon, the Sacramento Valley, Sydney, Port Phillip, and Tasmania. Additionally, he gives accounts of gold mining, gambling saloons, bullfights, and murders. The work concludes with a section on Van Dieman's Land and Port Phillip, which includes some remarkable social details, recalling individual businesses and their owners, as well as reporting on the aboriginal population. The final four pages contain local advertisements for businesses in Hobart. Not in Kurutz. Scarce, with only one copy in auction records in the last forty years and only a handful of copies in OCLC. FERGUSON 9038.
(Inventory #: WRCAM46685)
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