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A Horse Market _ Sonora.
A Horse Market _ Sonora.
F. Marryat. J. Brandard.
M. & N. Hanhart, imp.t. [n.d., 1855.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 135 x 200mm (5¼ x 8").
A man sits on the horse he is auctioning, taking bids from a crowd of men from various classes, including Spaniards, Chinese, businessmen, pioneers, and African Americans. Behind is 'The Miner's Saloon'. From Frank Samuel Marryat's ''Mountains and Molehills, or Recollections of a Burnt Journal'', a sportsman-tourist's chronicle of California in the early 1850s, describing hunting, horse races, bear and bull fights. It also includes his bemused comments on social life in San Francisco, Stockton, and the gold fields. Marryat (1826-1855) left England for California via Panama with a manservant and three hunting dogs in 1850, hoping to find material for a book like his earlier Borneo. He returned to England in 1853 to marry; returning to California the same year he contracted yellow fever on board, forcing him to cut short the trip short and return to England, published this book just before he died.
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