Chicago: Monroe Book Company, . Hardcover. 8vo. Mustard cloth with gilt and red lettering and black, blue, white and yellow pictorial stamping. xi, 556pp. Frontispiece, 2 foldout maps (one large and in color), numerous illustrations, brown floral endpapers, marbled page edges. Very good. Faintest of binding edgewear only, with spine faintly rubbed -- else tight and internally near fine. Item #45734
An exceptionally bright, handsome first edition of this thick history and how-to in a sharp condition seldom found. Verbose subtitle continues: "Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc., Etc. Including a Graphic Description of the Gold Regions; Land of Wonders; Immense Mountains, Rivers and Plains; Native Inhabitants, Etc." The color foldout map (with a few minor expert archival mends on verso) is bright and lovely. Outstanding copy of a scarce title.