San Francisco. 1913. 283,pp. Original blue cloth, stamped in gilt, spine gilt. Spine and corners lightly scuffed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM4236
Harpending's reminiscences of financial wheeling and dealing in Arizona and California in the second half of the 19th century. Harpending had interests almost everywhere: railroads, land, high finance and, of course, mining. The great Arizona diamond mine hoax of the title is a fascinating episode from California history, which fooled most everybody involved. In sprightly prose. Edited by James H. Wilkins. DECKER 24:142. COWAN, p.265. FLAKE 3863.