An Early Treatise on Mining Claims in California Yale, Gregory [1816-1871]. Legal Titles to Mining Claims and Water Rights, In California, Under the Mining Law of Congress, Of July, 1866. San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, 1867. xxiii, , 10-452,  pp. With 2 pp. of publisher advertisements. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs, scratches and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine and spine ends, front joint starting at ends, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked, light foxing and faint offsetting to endleaves. Light toning to interior, small spots and faint marginal staining to a few leaves. $500. * Only edition. Published a year after the passage of the first federal mining law, this treatise gives a detailed overview of the history of mining laws in California and the implications of the new federal legislation. "The author was an attorney of great ability, who figured in some of the famous law cases of San Francisco. This work contains much early local mining history, not superseded by any later authority" (Cowan). Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California 1510-1930 (1964) 698.
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