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Sketch book of California mining, 1881  

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Sketchbook of California Mining Operations


San Francisco




Sketch book with 33 pencil illustrations. 14x18.5 cm (5¾x7¼"), brown cloth with leather spine.

Sketch book of A. H. Ament, featuring drawings of mining operations and other scenes from the California gold country. Identified scenes include Hayden Hill, Eagle Lake, and Granite Basin. Dates range from mid-1870s to late 1880s. References to Ament can be found in the diary of mining engineer Jethro Mitchell Swain (1908 and 1909), which is available online.

Lot Amendments

Spine taped, rubbing and discoloration to cloth; hinges cracked, toning to pages, some pencil transfer and rubbing on pages, one page loose; overall good.

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