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112. MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS. Mining and Scientific Press and Pacific Electrical Review. No. 1960, Volume LXXVII, Number 5. San Francisco, Saturday Jan. 29th 1898. Folio, original pictorial wrappers on clay-coated paper printed in gold, purple, green, and black with illustrations of Marshall, mining scene, state seal of California, wrapper title: Golden Jubilee Edition Mining and Scientific Press [lower left]: No. 1960. [lower right]: Owen S.F. [101]-152] pp. (pagination includes wraps), numerous illustrations (historic prints, letter sheets, photographs old and new). Wraps with light edge wear and a few tears (slight loss to lower margin of back wrap (costing a few letters), old tape reinforcement to inside front wrap at top, overall a very good copy, back wrap with contemporary pink printed mailing label to “31983 Sonora Land and Mining Abstract Bureau. sent 28 ’98.”

     First edition. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 142: “Here is Ross Browne’s article on ‘The Mother Lode,’ an article on ‘Origin of the California Stamp [Mill],’ and another on ‘Recollections of California Mining Life’ (apparently a reprint of De Groot’s earlier work [q.v.]) illustrated with many woodcuts. In another article the date of the gold discovery is declared to have been January 19, 1848, and Marshall is quoted at length to that effect.” ($600-1,200)

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