NEVADA: THE LAND OF SILVER. By John J. Powell. San Francisco: Bacon & Company, Book and Job Printers, Corner Clay and Sansome Streets, 1876. 22.4x14 cm, pp. [i-iii] iv-vii [viii]  2-305  [307-312: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, 16 inserted plates with diagrams and drawings of mills and mining machinery, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, salmon endpapers. First edition. "The author lived and worked in early Nevada and understood the mining industry. The pastoral and geological features of 12-year old Nevada are listed: the mineral wealth, mining and milling methods, the Sutro Tunnel, a passionless list of quartz mills in western Nevada, description of some central and eastern districts, mining laws, deposits, agricultural products, geographic features (mountains, valleys, rivers, likes, etc.), cities, railroads, social and educational conditions and other industries. Mining machinery is illustrated with stunning reverse views (white on black). Powell's is one of the best reference books on early Nevada mill construction" (Paher, p. 308). Howes P526. Paher 1577. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel faded, light scattered foxing in the text, a very good copy. (#166337).
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