First edition. 8vo. Signed by the author. Pictorial stiff wrappers. 134  pp., acknowledgments, prologue, introduction, illustrated, portraits, maps, notes, index. Memoirs of Edward Schieffelin, founder of Tombstone, Arizona in 1877. An account that describes the work, fear, terror, awe of nature and natives, cooperation and deceit, as well as honesty and fair-play of the prospector in the American West. Stories include his narrow escape from a band of Indians; a hair-raising, night-time pony ride; his discovery of the mother load that would bring prospectors to the Arizona Territory in droves; Schieffelin's harrowing boat trip through the Grand Canyon's narrow passageway; plus, how Tombstone really got its name. This book tells the real life adventures of an extraordinary man whose life's work set in motion one of the most spectacular silver mining rushes in the history of the United States. As new, unread copy.
Inventory Number: 29558