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The Early And Later History Of Petroleum, With Authentic Facts In Regard To Its Development In Western Pennsylvania. The Oil Fields Of Europe And America. Gas Wells. Spiritual Wells. Oil Well Shafts. Petroleum Products. Oil Companies. Pipe Line Statistics. Early Modes Of Transportation. Flowing Wells Of 1861, To 1864. Pit Hole In 1865. The Lubricating Oil District, &C. Also, Statistics Of Product, Export, And Consumption, With Prices Of Oil From 1859, To 1872, &C., &C. The Parkers' And Butler County Oil Fields. Also, Life Sketches Of Pioneer And Prominent Operators, With The Refining Capacity Of The United States J. T HENRY

The Early And Later History Of Petroleum, With Authentic Facts In Regard To Its Development In Western Pennsylvania. The Oil Fields Of Europe And America. Gas Wells. Spiritual Wells. Oil Well Shafts. Petroleum Products. Oil Companies. Pipe Line Statistics. Early Modes Of Transportation. Flowing Wells Of 1861, To 1864. Pit Hole In 1865. The Lubricating Oil District, &C. Also, Statistics Of Product, Export, And Consumption, With Prices Of Oil From 1859, To 1872, &C., &C. The Parkers' And Butler County Oil Fields. Also, Life Sketches Of Pioneer And Prominent Operators, With The Refining Capacity Of The United States

J. T HENRY

Publication: Jas B Rodgers Co, 1873, Philadelphia

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt, 28 mounted woodburytype photographs (including frontispiece view and 27 portraits) and 5 plates. "Valuable, well-written early history based upon on-the-spot investigation while all early participants were still living and could be interviewed. In addition to the authoritative history of Drake Well, Henry gives detailed histories of many early producing properties, companies and individual oilmen. Author was a Titusville newspaperman" (Swanson). The woodburytype photographs are by A.P.R.P. Co., and comprise portraits of the principal oilmen and a frontispiece view of The Phillips and Woodford Wells on Tarr Farm, after an image by Mather. "First comprehensive history of the infancy of this industry" (Howes). Provenance: W.W. Henry (presentation inscription to:); C. Z. Lincoln; Leroy A. Lincoln (bookplate) Bookplate of Leroy A. Lincoln on front pastedown sheet, signatures rebound with original spine laid down, else near fine, bright, tight copy housed in a cloth slipcase with leather spine label and titles stamped in gilt.

Inventory Number: 46798

$3,750.00