Story of the Mine : As Illustrated by the Great Comstock Lode of Nevada. UK Edition.


SHINN, Charles Howard. The Story of the Mine : As Illustrated by the Great Comstock Lode of Nevada. [Editor's preface by Ripley Hitchcock]. London: Gay and Bird, 1897. [From the 1896 Appleton sheets]. Pp. (4),v-xi,(3),1-272, frontispiece, + 14 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with silver decoration to front board and silver lettering to spine. A volume in The Story of the West Series, edited by Ripley Hitchcock. Paher, Nevada : An Annotated Bibliography 1788. Contents: 1. Miners and Mining Camps; 2. A Land of Precious Metals; 3. Mormon and PIoneer Gold; 4. The Placer-Mining Period; 5. The First Quartz Prospectors; 6. Discovery of the Comstock; 7. Placer Mining on Quartz Ledges; 8. The Rush Across the Sierras;9. Old Times in Virginia City; 10. Finding, Testing, and Working Ores; 11. Great Mechanical Problems Solved; 12. Dependent Industries; 13. Mining Lit igation; 14. Stock and the Stock Speculators; 15. Borrasca and Bonanza; 16.Days of the Great Bonanza; 17. The Sutro Tunnel; 18. Outside View of a Min e; 19. The City Underground; 20. The Mining Community; 21. The Comstock as it is; 22. The American Miner of To-day. Light fraying to spine ends, binding is occasionally a bit tender, bookplate of The Pacific-Union Club to front pastedowm, else very good. 45.00

Title: Story of the Mine : As Illustrated by the Great Comstock Lode of Nevada. UK Edition.

Author Name: SHINN, Charles Howard. Story of the West series. HITCHCOCK, Ripley.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Gay & Bird, London, 1897,:

Seller ID: 104115

Keywords: UNITED STATES AMERICAN WEST HISTORY GEOLOGY MINING MINES NEVADA,