Hamburg: B.S. Berendsohn, 1849. 32pp. Dbd., reinforced with green paper along spine. A couple small chips in foredge of titlepage. Lightly tanned. Final leaf repaired with tissue. Good plus. Partially unopened. Item #WRCAM46769
German printing of Vizetelly's fictitious travels to the California gold regions, first published in London the same year as FOUR MONTHS AMONG THE GOLD-FINDERS IN ALTA CALIFORNIA. Vizetelly fabricated this account from other publications and reports, though he fooled experts and the public for a half century. The work was very popular, with six more editions appearing in 1849, including this Hamburg printing. "One of the most remarkable 'imaginary voyages' since Defoe" - Howes. KURUTZ 653F. COWAN, p.75. HOWES V134.