Gold Discoveries in Australia and California in Littell's Living Age, Volume XXXVI, 1853.
Boston: Littell & Gay, later Littell, Son & Company, 1853. Hardcover. Content on the news of additional gold discoveries in Australia and the rapid growth of the colony; the final catastrophe of the gold digging mania in California; Arctic contributions to science; and the mysteries of the wine trade.
Littell's Living Age was a magazine that comprised sophisticated selections from various British and American magazines and newspapers, a "Reader's Digest" of it's day. It was generally published on a weekly basis for almost a century, from 1844 to 1941. It was also often the first US publication of serialized stories by important mid-19th century authors such as Trollope. 8vo, approximately 800 pp, bound in original pebbled black morocco with brown boards, gilt title & decoration on raised bands. Generally a little rubbed, hinge for front board tender, but holding; top edge front board slt sunned. Very good overall. Item #20956