London: David Bogue, Fleet Street. 1849. "Second Edition" (Cowan II, p. 75; Kurutz 653b; Howes V-134). xviii, 207, [1 (blank)] pp. California gold district map as frontis. 8vo. 8" x 5". Original publisher's red cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine crown, and boards stamped in blind. Pale yellow eps. Slight lean. Fraint diagonal 'crack' across front board lower corner. Period pos to front paste-down. A VG copy. Item #34687
Once accepted as a bona fide California Gold Rush travelogue, we today know this work concocted by Vizetelly & David Bogue, who worked from legitimate accounts then available. Per Cowan, the entire 200+ page story written in the space of just 10 days.