Publication: Little, Brown, 1939, Boston
First Trade edition. 8vo, original black and gilt stamped brown cloth, colored frontis, 12 plates (4 are in color), and num. illus. by Tom Lea. Appendix, 366pp. "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." Former owner's neatly stamped name on front fly leaf and rear pastedown sheet, else fine, bright, square copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and corners. SIX GUNS 599: "Fascinating book on lost mines...."
Inventory Number: 38484