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One Hundred Thousand Shares, Par Value, $10 Each. Stock Non- Assessable. folding map of the State of Bolivar, Colombia. 12pp. 8vo, pr. wrs.; (spine worn, pages creased in middle, 2 inch tear in margin of map). N.Y.: George T. Patterson, 1880. Share prospectus. The Bolivar Mining Company discovered the Castillo gold mine in the State of Bolivar, Colombia. The proceeds from this share issue was for the development of the mine.
London: Hopkinson, 1926. Compiled from the Published Papers, Notes, and other Material Collected by the Late Sidney J.A. Churchill, M.V.O. Foreword by Dr. Stella Churchill. 21 black and white plates. 182pp., 4to, blue cloth; (ex.-lib., inscription on flyleaf, light foxing on title page and table of contents, corners bumped, cover rubbed). London: Martin Hopkinson, 1926.
New York: Morgan Shepard, 1906. Map. xiii, (9), 231pp. 8vo, original 1/2 red cloth with pictorial boards, edges of corners lightly worn, otherwise very good. New York: Morgan Shepard, 1906. First Edition "The diary was kept by Alfred T. Jackson, a pioneer California miner, from May 18, 1850 to June 17, 1852." Graff 571. Cowan, p. 104. Howes C-111.
Milan: "Silvana" Editoriale D'Arte, 1962. 44 plates in color and 63 illustrations in b/w. 85pp. 4to, gray cloth, d.w. (d.w. worn at edges, chip on top spine end, crease running along bottom edge of cloth's front cover, cloth's edges lightly faded, bottom corner bumped, some small stains on front cover flyleaf). Milan: "Silvana" Editoriale D'Arte, (1962). A very good(+) copy, internally clean.
Oxford: University Press, 1805. 266 pages, original full calf with raised bands; armorial device on covers; marbled endpapers. Oxford: University Press, 1805. First Edition. The binding is somewhat scuffed, and the spine label is missing, but a solid copy with very clean pages. The author founded the English gold standard system.
New York: Sotheby's, 1986. 139 color photos. 384 pages. 4to, gold-stamped cloth, edgeworn d.w. New York, 1986. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. A scholarly and magnificently illustrated catalogue of the decorative works of art in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Included are many items by Faberge, and an index of makers' marks.
London: John Murray, 1910. Ecclesiastical, Decorative, and Domestic: Its Makers and Marks. Frontispiece plate, 133 text illustrations, and more than 2,700 facsimiles of plate marks. Rubricated title, 538pp., 8vo, green cloth, d.w. (chipped). London: John Murray, 1910. Tenth Edition. Revised and Enlarged. Fine.
Beijing: Art Publishing House, 1990. Well-illustrated with 204 objects (bronzes, pottery figurines, stone carvings, gold & silverwork), much in color. 232 pages with text entirely in Chinese. Small folio, gold patterned silk cloth; silk cloth box with paper label; the box is a bit dusty and discolored along backstrip but the book is fine. Beijing: Art Publishing House & Kodansha, 1990. First edition, second printing? Very scarce.
London: Effingham Wilson, 1825. the Captaincy of Minas Geraes, and the Gold Mines of that Province. Colored map of Minas Geraes. xii, 182pp. + ad leaf. 8vo, rebound in modern brown library cloth, ex-lib, light foxing to some margins. uncut. London: Effingham Wilson, 1825. The first 6 chapters are on the history of Brazil, the voyage to Brazil and ports, geography, natural history and medical diseases there. The rest of the book is on the geology, mineralogy, and mining in.....