Marquette, Mi. Mining Journal, 1871-1877. 98; 33; 71; ,80pp., including diagrams; ,288pp. including one plate, plus frontispiece and eight additional plates; ; ,14,pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Early ink inscription of F.L. Lasier on titlepage. Internally near fine. Item #WRCAM35545
An important compendium of uncommon works relating to the early era of mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Alfred P. Swineford (1836-1909), author of several of the texts, represented the Marquette District in the Michigan state House in the early 1870s. He subsequently moved to Alaska, where he served as inspector general of the U.S. Land Office and territorial governor. Swineford was trained in his youth as a printer and would remain involved in the field throughout his life, co-founding THE MINING JOURNAL of Marquette in 1873 and later publishing similar periodicals in Alaska. SWINEFORD'S HISTORY and the accompanying appendices cover a wealth of information regarding the mining region of Lake Superior's south shore, providing a detailed survey of mining, geology, commerce, and industry in the area. HISTORY AND REVIEW expands this subject matter to the region's social history and contains ten plates depicting towns and mines. The present volume also contains the eight-page appendix to this work, not included in Streeter's Michigan bibliography. STREETER MICHIGAN 6447 (History and Review); 6449 (Swineford's History); 6450 (Appendix...for 1871-73).