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Banske Lampy: Historia a vyvoj v podmienkach banictva na uzemi Slovenska

By: Rudolf Magula and Tibor Turcan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kosice, Slovakia, Argentura Vizual: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000113

ISBN: 8088674190

Condition: Near Fine


Written in Czech and German. Published in German as "Grubenlampen: Geschichte und Entwicklung unter den Bedingungen des Bergbaus auf dem Gebeit der Slowaskei." Front cover lightly scuffed, rear cover shows some scuffing and scratches. Interior in fine condition. An interesting history and compilation of mine lighting devices from Central Europe. Includes candlesticks, carbide lamps and electric lamps. Great historical drawings and B&W and color photos of the lamps. 123 pages. View more info

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Death Valley '49er Trails: Pieces of the Puzzle Come Together

By: B. G. Oleson

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Santa Ana, California, Photophyscis: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000082

ISBN: 0974749400

Condition: New


An interesting account of the early passages through Death Valley and the attempt to locate those wagon trails using historical records, GPS and other means. Many historical details, application of modern technologies and recollections to identify the routes taken. Detailed maps and a good bibliography. Author is an aerospace engineer. 184 pages. View more info

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Encyclopedia of Mineral Names

By: William H. Blackburn and William H. Dennon

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 1997

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000105

ISBN: 092129445x

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy pictorial cover.Cover lightly scuffed, a little chipping on lower left corner of front flyleaf. Contents fine. An exhaustive work on the origin of the name of each known mineral species through 1996, arranged alphabetically. Includes three updates to bring the book current to 2002. Includes chemical formula, crystal structure, origin of each name (such as named after place or person or a physical trait). Historical information for many of the long established mineral names. 360 pages. A useful reference for mineralogists and collectors. View more info

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Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos: Contribution of Science to Risk-Management Decisions

By: R. P. Nolan, A.M. Langer, et. al.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000012

ISBN: 0921294417

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. This volume presents the proceeding of the International workshop, The Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos... "This collection of papers summarizes the state of knowledge about chrysotile and amphibole-group asbestos minerals like tremolite, riebechite and grunerite from a histoical and modern perspective: anlysis of historical and modern controlled exposures; incidence of cancer, epidemiology;mineralogy; metamorphic petrology; and statistical assessment of risk." (From the publisher). View more info

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James Bridger: Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout and Guide - A Historical Narrative

By: J. Cecil Atler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Long's College Book Company: 1951

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000104

Condition: Good


Library binding in decorative orange and white cloth. Library sticker on spine, library stickers on inside front cover and flyleaf, library card pocket on front flyleaf. Some discoloration on outer edge of pages, slight damp staining on bottom edge of pages. Interior pages in very good condition. "Special Definitive Edition Limited to 1000 copies." Combined with an annotated copy of James Bridger, A Biographical Sketch (illustrated) by Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge. Signed by author (Alter). Would be a very nice copy if rebound. 601 pages. View more info

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Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863-1866 (in two volumes)

By: Susan Badger Doyle (editor)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Helena, Montana, Montana Historical Society Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000091

ISBN: 0917298489

Condition: Fine


Maroon cloth binding. Pictorial gold foil on slipcase, gold foil on spine of both volumes. One corner bumped on slipcase, contents near new. A compilation of stories from the diaries and recollections of people who traveled the Bozeman Trail west. First-hand accounts of tragedy and triumphs, and a glimpse of the lives of those who made the arduous journey west, looking for a new or better life. Extremely well researched, great bibliography. 838 pages in two volumes. View more info

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Maine Feldspar, Families & Feuds: Oxford County Mining History

By: Vandall T. King, editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Massachusetts, New England Historical Publications: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000007

ISBN: 061529183X

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. Well researched and engaging book on the mining of feldspar, mica, beryl and gemstones from the pegmatite mines and quarries in Oxford County, Maine. This book covers not only the minerals and mining of the region, but also the prominent families, history and intrigue of these mining ventures in the 19th and 29th centuries. Includes an exceptional bibliography for those wanting to do their own research. Well illustrated with many historic photographs, maps, diagrams and postcards View more info

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The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000052

Condition: Fine


Only defect is one small stain (approx. 5mm) on exterior of pages. Auction catalog of an extremely fine scientific library, including works from the 16th to the 20th century. View more info

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The Trouble With Gold...: A Promising Treasure From Cripple Creek

By: Jim Davis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Deep Creek Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000018

ISBN: 096633471x

Condition: New


Historical western fiction. "November 24, 1914, Cripple Crrek, Colorado: a room-sized cave, encrusted with gold, is discovered in the Cresson Mine. A more wondrous sight than any fable could conceive of, the gold stimulates the imagination and greed of a mine boss, a notorious district highgrader, and two former outlaws from Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch." From the publisher. View more info