Title: Copper Mines of Lake Superior
Publisher: New York & London: The Engineering and Mining Journal
Publication Date: 1905
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
8vo hardcover in reddish-brown cloth boards with titles in gilt on front & spine. First Edition/First Thousand. Very Good/: Cover corners lightly bumped and spine ends bumped with some fraying to edges; light patch of discoloration/damp stain? to rear cover extends form top of spine to middle of top third of book-approx. 6" long x 1-1/2" at widest point; rubbing to top edge rear cover also. Front textblock beginning to crack a bit but sound and holding. Offsetting to ffeps & first 2 pages caused by 3 laid in newspaper articles about local copper mining (one article is from the Sunday Chicago Tribune dated Jan. 4 1914.) Text itself is clean & bright save one small 'error' notation written in pencil by prev. owner. Author's Preface; B/W Photographs; 164pp.*****History of Mining in the Great lakes Region by mining Engineer T.A. Rickards. Contents include Geology; Early History; Calumet & Hecla; Later History; Copper Range Consolidated; Mining Methods-the Quincy; Atlantic & wolverine Mines; The Baltic; Mass Copper; Exploration; Milling Methods; Smelting Practice; The Men Who Did It; Last Glance. Illustrated throughout with terrifc b/w photographs & sketches of mining skips & smelters. Four pages of adds for mining journal at rear. Overall a very nice copy. First Edition. @20016. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18448635337
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