Custer City, S.D. 1897. ,40pp. plus folding colored map. Original cloth, gilt. Minor wear along fore-edge and bottom edge. Binding cracked before the titlepage, a few tiny separations at the cross-folds of the map. Else a nice copy. Item #WRCAM49163
Colored edition of Samuel Scott's large map of the Black Hills region, showing topographic features and various towns, including Deadwood, Sturgis, and Custer City. "For legibility, and for tracing streams to their sources, this is still a useful map of the Hills" - Jennewein. The accompanying pamphlet, sometimes referred to by the cover title, is "the first book on descriptive mineralogy of the Black Hills...today highly sought after as a Black Hills mining relic" (Loomis). HOWES S239, "aa." EBERSTADT 132:259. JENNEWEIN 229 (colored ed). Thomas A. Loomis, "Black Hills Pegmatites" in DAKOTA MATRIX MINERALS, Vol. 10, No. 3.