Publication: Little, Brown and Company, 1939, Boston
First edition. Sierra Madre edition, Limited to 265 numbered copies signed by J. Frank Dobie and Tom Lea. This is copy 102. Half brown cloth over terracotta boards, printed paper spine label, xvii  366 pp. Color frontispiece, plates, illustrations by Tom Lea. Fine in transparent polyester dust jacket and original numbered slipcase. Contains the extra set of illustrations in an envelope, and bound-in are two extra spine labels, one between the rear fly leaf and pastedown sheet and the other attached to the second free fly leaf in the front. "Buried vaults stacked with gold bars, secret caches of coins and jewels plundered from the Spaniards and the Church, exposed veins of ore with nuggets the size of turkey eggs. Guarded by the bones of dead men, the legendary treasures of the Southwest still wait for those foolhardy or desperate enough to seek them. A collection of tales, introducing the reader to Pedro Loco, General Mexhuira's ghost, the German, and a colorful group of odd fellows driven to roam the hills in an eternal quest for the hidden entrance, the blazed tree, the box canyon, for fabulous wealth glimpsed, lost, and never forgotten." Six Guns 599 says, "Fascinating book on lost mines...." Sequel to "Coronado's Children" focusing on New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora. A fine, clean, tight copy housed in the original numbered slipcase in fine condition.
Inventory Number: 47858