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Q David Bowers
A California Gold Rush History: Q. David Bowers, Limited Edition 368 of 400 Featuring the Treasure from the SS Central America
2002. Like new. A CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH HISTORY, FEATURING THE TREASURE FROM THE S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA: A SOURCE BOOK FOR THE GOLD RUSH HISTORIAN AND NUMISMATIST. Bowers, Q. David. Newport Beach: California Gold Marketing Group, 2002. Deluxe edition. Folio [35 by 27 cm], original full red morocco, both covers bordered in gilt, small black-and-gold vignettes of mining equipment within floral sprays in corners; front cover with gilt depiction of the Central America in center; spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt with gilt depictions of the ship, an 1857 double eagle, scales and mining equipment in the compartments; two black lettering pieces, gilt; decorative endpapers depicting a mining scene within which a recessed hollow holds actual gold dust recovered from the shipwreck behind a clear window. all page edged gilt. 1055, (1) pages; profusely illustrated, including many full page illustrations. Fine or nearly so. The deluxe edition of this monumental work, the most detailed study of the history of the California Gold Rush ever undertaken from a numismatic perspective. No. 368 of 400 copies issued, most of which were presented to buyers of ingots in the various sales offering material from the S.S. Central America. These exclusive special editions include actual gold dust recovered from the Central America visibly housed in a small compartment within the binding itself. The massive size of the volume, and its resulting weight, is tough on the binding: this is a well-preserved copy of this visually impressive and sumptuous edition. The most recent deluxe copy we have … [Click Below for Full Description]
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