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Bodie & Esmeralda, 1878, Booklet

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Bodie & Esmeralda, 1878, Booklet
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Bodie and Esmeralda: Being an Account of the Revival of Affairs in Two Singularly Interesting and Important Mining Districts, Including Something of their Past History, and the Gist of the Reports of Profs. Benj. Sillman and Wm. P. Blake, the late J. Ross Browne, State Mineralogists R.H. Stretch and H.R. Whitehill – Also Detailed Descriptions of Mines most Developed, Tunnels, Mills, etc. – Also General Resources of Mono and Esmeralda Counties – With Maps and Illustrations – by Joseph S Wasson - Spaulding, Barto & Co. Steam Book and Job Printers, San Francisco, 1878. 60 pp. With 2 foldout maps; 2 full-page wood engravings. Original printed wrappers, though rear cover detached. 4.5 X 7 inches. There are four advertisements, one on the inside of the back cover for Hercules Powder. First Edition. Scarce booklet on the mines and prospects of Bodie and Esmeralda in eastern California near Mono Lake. The book deals with the history, geology, revival and mines of three areas, Bodie, Aurora and the New Real del Monte. Included are etchings of these towns and fold-out maps of Bodie and Aurora that detail the location of each mine and the town site plan. There are also summaries of important scientific works on the mining prospects by Silliman, Blake, Browne, Stretch and Whitehill. Cowan p. 671. Chipping and wear to cover (one side detached). Please inspect. Date: Location: Bodie, California HWAC# 58527