Quantity: 1 available
491,  p.,  leaves of plates, ports. Index, largely mineralogical, on last 2 p. Frontis is 2 facing ports. on 2 leaves: "Before the Strike" ... "After the Strike" with the gentleman dressed accordingly. Additional ills.: line drawings on pp. 230, 276, 367; photo p. 258. Bound in green ribbed cloth with gold and black on top board and spine, blind stamped border top and bottom boards. Floral decorated endpapers in green. A guide to late 19th century prospecting with extensive geological and mineralogical information. Includes stories of lost mines and methods of fraud. Slight wear at outer tips of boards, top, bottom, and edges of spine. Small tears at middle bottom pp. 187-188, 385-389, middle outer edge pp. 483-484. Repaired with Filmoplast® P archival tape. Pp. 421-424, 449-456 not completely opened at bottom. Occasional creasing of pages throughout text, usually near gutter, probably from binding problems. Last half of book with a 1/4" crease at lower outer corner of leaves; not visible when the book is closed. "2361" in ink upper outer edge front pastedown endpaper.
Title: Secrets of the Rocks, or, The Story of the Hills and Gulches : A Manual of Hints and Helps for the Prospector and Miner
Illustrator: B/W photos, Line Drawings
Edition: 2nd. ed., rev.
Publisher: Denver, Colorado :, Hall & Williams,: 1907
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Book Condition: Good+
Jacket Condition: No DJ
Size: 8" Tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: AA0010