1849 1st ed Precious Metals GOLD RUSH California Mining Gems Geology Comstock

COMSTOCK, John Lee

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“There seems to be an instinctive love of gold and silver in our species…” ­

– J.L. Comstock, Precious Metals

 

An incredible guide to rare and precious metals published in 1849, just in time for the mass exodus of prospectors headed to California for the Gold Rush. In addition to showing geological and historical importance of metals and gems, J.L Comstock includes tips on traveling west and the differences in living in California as opposed to the east. He also

“calculated the cost of moving to California, the loss of labor in the Eastern United States, and estimated that it would take $22m in California gold before the United States would realize a profit.” (Kurutz)

The discovery of gold in California made this book much more desirable to the average consumer. A rare and valuable first edition! Don’t let condition dissuade you on this one. This book saw gold and was used in mining almost certainly.

$499.00

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1849 1st ed Precious Metals GOLD RUSH California Mining Gems Geology Comstock

 

“There seems to be an instinctive love of gold and silver in our species…” ­

– J.L. Comstock, Precious Metals

 

An incredible guide to rare and precious metals published in 1849, just in time for the mass exodus of prospectors headed to California for the Gold Rush. In addition to showing geological and historical importance of metals and gems, J.L Comstock includes tips on traveling west and the differences in living in California as opposed to the east. He also

“calculated the cost of moving to California, the loss of labor in the Eastern United States, and estimated that it would take $22m in California gold before the United States would realize a profit.” (Kurutz)

The discovery of gold in California made this book much more desirable to the average consumer. A rare and valuable first edition! Don’t let condition dissuade you on this one. This book saw gold and was used in mining almost certainly.

 

Item number: #1041

Price: $499

 

COMSTOCK, John Lee

 

A history of the precious metals : from the earliest periods to the present time : with directions for testing their purity and statements of their comparative value, estimated cost, and amount at different periods : together with an account of the products of various mines, a history of the Anglo-Mexican mining companies, and speculations concerning the mineral wealth of California

 

Hartford [Conn.] : Belknap and Hamersley, 1849. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 222, [4]
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • References: Sabin 15074; Cowan 139; Kurutz 154;
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)

 

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1041

 

Category

Americana, American History

Authors

COMSTOCK, John Lee

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete