Lot 78: Mines of Bodie & Esmeralda 1878

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Lot 78: Author: Wasson, Joseph Title: 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... also, detailed description of mines most developed, tunnels, mills, etc. - also, general resources of Mono and Esmeralda Counties - with maps and illustrations Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Spaulding, Barto & Co. Date Published: 1878 Description: 60 pp. With 2 folding plans; 2 full-page wood engravings. (12mo) 18x11.5 cm (6x4?"), original printed wrappers, custom slipcase & chemise. First Edition. Scarce booklet on the mines and prospects of Bodie and Esmeralda in eastern California near Mono Lake. The two maps untitled maps show the town sites of Bodie and Aurora and the mines adjacent thereto. Fine condition, scarce. Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company, 7/87. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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