Lot 27 of 457:
J. Ross Browne Resources of the Pacific Slope  

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Title:
Resources of the Pacific Slope: A Statistical and Descriptive Summary of the Mines and Minerals, Climate, Topography, Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous Productions, of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains. With a Sketch of the Settlement and Exploration of Lower California
Author:
Browne, J. Ross
Place:
New York
Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company
Date:
1869
Description:

2 volumes in 1. 678; 200 pp. (8vo) 23.5x14 cm (9¼x5½"), original green pebbled cloth.

Important compendium on the resources of the west and Baja California. "Section 2 of this work contains much information on the whole [Baja California] peninsula" - Barrett. Much on mineral resources and mining. Includes a sketch of Lower California by Alexander S. Taylor. Cowan, p. 79. Barrett 373. Three bookplates of previous owners, Volkman, C.O. Miller, and Michael Sharpe, Sharpe's being gilt-stamped morocco. 

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Condition:
Rubbing at ends of slightly faded spine, light edge and corner wear; front hinge cracked, a few dampstains, light ripple to some leaves; very good overall.
 
Item number:
311809
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