Cloth. Map endpapers. No underlining or bookplate. Some foxing to the endpapers. A touch of fading to the lower spine end. The dust jacket has insect nibbling around all edges and fore edge. Fading to the spine. Foxing to the obverse and reverse. Not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Lost Dutchman Mine; The fabulous story ...
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1953
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 1309069974
Book Description William Morrow and Company, New York, 1954. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket. 8vo pp. 179. book. Bookseller Inventory # 197000
Book Description Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1953. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression, undated but pencil note on ffep '1953'. some edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, some browning and general time staining, corners scuffed, dust staining to page fore edges, not price clipped (10s 6d), previous owner's stamp on back endpaper, no other inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg copy for its age. 191pp. The story of the hunt for the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine (also known by many similar names), supposedly a very rich gold mine hidden in the Superstition Mountains, near Apache Junction, east of Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. No one truly knows where the mine is, because the Dutchman kept it a complete secret. Many have died searching for it. The mine is named after German immigrant Jacob Waltz ("Dutchman" was a common, though inaccurate, American slang term for "German," derived from the German word for "German" ¿ "Deutsch"), and it is perhaps the most famous lost mine in American history: Arizona place-name expert Byrd Granger notes that, as of 1977, the Lost Dutchman story was printed or cited at least six times more often than two other fairly well known tales, the story of Captain Kidd's lost treasure, and the story of the Lost Pegleg mine in California. Apparently some 8,000 people annually make some effort to locate the Lost Dutchman's mine, including former Arizona Attorney General Bob Corbin. Others have argued the mine has little or no basis in fact and is a legend. According to many versions of the tale, the mine is either cursed, or protected by enigmatic guardians who wish to keep its location a secret. Quite a scarce book. Bookseller Inventory # 001722
Book Description William Morrow, New York, 1957. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Third Printing. 178pp, endpaper maps. Or brown cloth in jacket. Date written on front free endpaper, prev owners details on half title page, light toning to endpapers. Jacket price clipped, rubbed at folds with several short tears, chips and creases. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 033031
Book Description William Morrow and Co., New York, 1953. Hardcover. First edition. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1953. , 178,  pages. Original maroon cloth, spine stamped in yellow. Endpaper maps. [20.8 cm.] Near fine in very good dust jacket. Neat name on blank upper margin of front free endpaper (not affecting map), very slightly cocked, else an excellent copy. Jacket shows a little wear to extremities; several short and mostly closed tears; and some minor rubbing and soil. FIRST EDITION. A noteworthy account of the quest for the legendary lost mine in the Superstition Mountains. The author discusses various stories related to the origin and location of the Lost Dutchman, as well as his own attempts to find the mine. Ely searched for many years in partnership with James E. Bark, a prominent cattleman who owned a ranch in the vicinity. Sims Ely (1862-1954) was the publisher and editor of the Arizona Republican; secretary to Joseph Henry Kibbey, governor of Arizona Territory (1905-1909); a banker; and the manager of Boulder City, the town constructed by the government to house the workers who built Hoover Dam (1931-1941). This was his first and only book. Bookseller Inventory # 0000295
Book Description William Morrow, NY, 1953. Hard Cover. First Edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. The jacket has small tears and very slight loss at the corners of the spine and boards. Includes map endpapers by Irvin Shope (different maps on front and rear endpapers); 178 pages plus one page author's note. Bookseller Inventory # 020714