Virginia City, Nevada: The Daily Independent, 1874. 1st printing (Armstrong 767; Paher 1924; Streeter AMERICANA IV, 2356). 4 pp; 8 columns per page. Illustrated with 27 wood engravings, 5 cross-sections, 3 profiles, 1 graph & 1 facsimile [of the 1867 Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 70]. Elephant folio. 24" x 17-3/4". Printed self-wrappers. Age-toning to paper. Numerous fold-lines, with splits developing along many. A couple 2-3" horizontal edge tears [no text lost]. Some minor edge rash. Withal, a complete, About VG copy. Item #37842
"Here Sutro tells the dramatic story of his attempt to drain the Comstock Lode with the famous Sutro Tunnel. At first he was aided and later bitterly opposed by the Bank of California group who sought the profits for themselves. His completion of the tunnel in 1878, and his investment of the profits in San Francisco real estate gave Sutro great wealth. Part of this he used in building up the Sutro Library of San Francisco, now a branch of the California State Library." [Streeter].
OCLC records 11 holding institutions. Per AmEx, no copies at auction since the Streeter sale in 1968.
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