327: Bayard Taylor's Eldorado 2nd Edition 1850
Title: Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire
Author: Taylor, Bayard
Description: 2 volumes. xii, 251; , 247 +  ad pp. Illustrated with 8 tinted lithograph plates. (8vo) original cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Second Edition.A successful author and correspondent with the New York Tribune, Bayard Taylor went to California specifically to record the Gold Rush. The Zamorano Eighty notes that "This work by an eminent writer and artist is probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush in California. The author's description of the Constitutional Convention at Monterey is the best we have, as are also the views he gives us of the earliest mining camps. The colored plates are beautifully tinted works of art depicting San Francisco, Monterey, Sacramento, and the mining camps. Bayard Taylor saw everything and recorded everything he saw." Cowan p.630; Graff 4074; Howes T43; Kurutz 618b; Wheat Gold Rush 204; Zamorano Eighty 73.
Heading: Place Published: New York
Publisher: George P. Putnam
Date Published: 1850
Spines sunned, minor wear; foxing throughout; very good or better.