Respectfully Dedicated to the Ladies of California by Their Admirer, George Peck
San Francisco: Atwill & Co., 1852.
Lithographed by B. F. Butler.
Shown on the front cover are the following scenes: Minerva and a California grizzly, gold seekers and their equipment, and ships rounding Cape Horn. Peck also wrote the first novel of the Gold Rush, Aurifodina. Several examples of Gold Rush sheet music are found in the Library's collection including “The California Polka,” “Gold is King,” and “Gold-Fever Gallop.”