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Silver Fleece; A Tale of the Swift Mines of Old Kentucky

Kidwell, J.H.

Published by Avondale Press, New York, 1927
Condition: Fine Soft cover
From Garrison House Books IOBA (Medina, OH, U.S.A.)

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A scarce book based on the myth of the famous Swift Silver Mines purported to have existed in eastern Kentucky before the days of Daniel Boone, but abandoned by their owner Jonathan Swift who, due to worker unrest and Indian raids, closed them down and went to Europe to try to summon a party interested in working them on a bigger scale. He supposedly did not return for 15 years (due to imprisonment) and when he did was blind and couldn't find his holdings. The author writes a fictionalized account based on Swift's journal, the veracity of which has been questioned. 156 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 22032

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Title: Silver Fleece; A Tale of the Swift Mines of ...

Publisher: Avondale Press, New York

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ

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Garrison House Books has maintained an on-line presence since 1997. We are a general interest used, rare, and out-of-print bookstore based in the quaint Victorian town of Medina, Ohio. American history, children's books and ephemera (the history of the people) intrigue us most, but we buy and maintain books in all categories. We are Tess and Eric Kindig, married forever, and passionate about books, bookselling and readers. Tess has been a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and public relations director, and is still a working author with 13 published books to her credit. Eric owns Log Cabin Inc. in Lodi, Ohio, an 8,000-plus square foot retail establishment specializing in historical books and reenactment accoutrements. In addition to his remarkable ability to schlep large piles of books from hither to yon, Eric brings over 30 years of retail experience to this endeavor! Also, joining our staff are our beloved bookshop kitties -- Miss Lil and Mickey. The former provides gentility and elan, and the latter (who is basically a street thug) provides comic relief. We believe that books are treasures, not commodities, and that readers are individuals, not numbers. Our greatest joy is in getting to know you and serving you with grace and good humor. We appreciate your business very much!

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