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Mining]: Fitch, Henry S.
PACIFIC COAST ANNUAL MINING REVIEW AND STOCK LEDGER CONTAINING DETAILED OFFICIAL REPORTS OF THE PRINCIPAL GOLD AND SILVER MINES OF NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, UTAH, NEW MEXICO, AND IDAHO; A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF MINING AND STOCK DEALING ON THIS COAST, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF 100 OF THE PRINCIPAL MEN ENGAGED THEREIN; AND A SERIES OF FINANCE ARTICLES
San Francisco: Francis & Valentine, 1878. [ii]-xvi (including front pastedown),264,xvii- xxv pp. (including rear pastedown). Publisher's pebbled black cloth, front board gilt. Boards lightly worn. Bookplate on front pastedown (Louise Arner Boyd), ink stamps (John F. Boyd) on verso of titlepage page and verso of final leaf. Very clean internally. Very good. Well-preserved copy of this uncommon and short-lived periodical that assembled an extensive amount of information about mines, mining companies, mineral fields, financiers, and related subjects throughout the West. One hundred pages consist of a directory of the "live mines of the Pacific Coast," with information on performance, location, and officers. The first and final pages are all advertising leaves for businesses almost exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area. A substantial number of stockbrokers are listed, as well as mining expedition outfitters, newspapers, hotels, and a wine bar. There is also a section on the Sutro Tunnel, biographical sketches of prominent mining figures, and detailed information about the bullion market. This 1878 edition was the first in a proposed annual series; however apparently only one other was issued, in 1889. The copy was owned by John F. Boyd (1842- 1920), wealthy Bay Area mine owner and businessman; and then later by his daughter, Louise Arner Boyd, famed explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, and the first woman to fly over the North Pole.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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