Lot 198 of 627:
Prospectus for Prosperity Oil Co., Calif. 1900  

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Prosperity Oil Company (prospectus)


Nevada City, CA




11 pp. With 6 illustrations from photographs, including frontispiece; folding map. (8vo) 21x13 cm (8¼x5"), wrappers.

Rare prospectus for a little-known California oil company, oddly based in Nevada City in the heart of the Gold Region, though the wells were in Kern County. The map is "Map showing property of the Prosperity Oil Co. of Nevada City, Cal. and the West Side Oil Belt of Kern County. Compiled from the latest authentic sources. Edw. C. Uren, C.E." OCLC/WorldCat lists only three copies, at the University of California Berkeley; Yale University; and Southern Methodist University.

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Slight rubbing to wrappers, very good or better.

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