A Commentary on the Mining Legislation of Congress, With...
"The Law Relative to the Mineral Lands of the United States," 1866-1877 Weeks, Edward P. A Commentary on the Mining Legislation of Congress, With a Preliminary Review of the Repealed Sections of the Mining Act of 1866, The Whole Constituting a Complete Statement of the Law and Practice Relative to Mines, Mining, And Mineral Lands, Under United States Laws, As Construed by the General Land Office, The Secretary of the Interior, And the Courts from 1866 to the Present Time. San Francisco: Sumner, Whitney & Co., 1877. xvi, 451 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing and a fewminor scratches and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges partially cracked, bookseller ticket (of Sumner Whitney), early owner signature (of D.H. Cowden, dated 1878) and later owner stamp (of Park Chamberlain) to front pastedown, brief owner inscription (shelf location) to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to interior, negligible faint dampstaining to margins, mostly at foot of text block, offsetting to preliminaries and final few leaves. $350. * First edition. Weeks describes this book as "an attempt to systematize and condense the materials which constitute the law relative to the Mineral lands of the United States, from the date of the first Mining Act, 1866, to the present time"(v). This appears to have been a well-received work. Later editions were issued in 1880 and 1900. The first edition is rare. OCLC locates 7 copies, 3 in law libraries (UC-Hastings, Wisconsin State Law Library, Yale). This edition not in the Harvard Law Catalogue.
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