Midas of the Rockies: The Story of Stratton and Cripple Creek
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Covici Friede
Date Published: 1937
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 31972
SIGNED. 344pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Blue cloth. Good only. The spine and edges of the covers are faded. The extremities are rubbed, stained, and gently bumped. There is a small loss from the bottom edge of the spine and front board, that measures 3/4 of an inch wide by 1/4 inch deep. There are several splits in the cloth at the ends of the spine. There is a soiled scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. Subtly yellowed pages. The fore edge margins of the last several pages have small light stains. In a worn and insect nibbled dust jacket, with numerous losses from the surface and edges. The largest loss is from the paper at the head of the spine. This loss measures 1 and 1/2 inches wide by 1 and 1/2 inches deep. What remains of the spine is heavily faded. The jacket is also age-toned and mildly soiled and stained. Not price-clipped.
Inscribed by the author on the half title page. From the jacket- This is an intimate and dramatic portrait of a unique American figure- Winfield Scott Stratton, the discoverer of one of the world's most fabulous gold mines."