San Francisco, CA: Frank D. Carlton, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Textured dark green cloth-over-boards, with bright gilt lettering.
The first part (through page 186) is accompanied by "distinct and detailed drawings, so that one by studying it can learn to perform all the operations..." The second part (through page 282) contains a description of the general metallurgy of silver ores... Table of contents, errata page, text, tables, index, diagrams. 327 pp. including index, and 11 full-page engraved plates. Just a wee bit of rubbing to extremities. Beautiful Copy, and hardly looks its century and one-half year old self! Near Fine. Item #74656
The author was a mining engineer and metallurgist, and the former manager of the Ophir Works. He wrote this book at Dayton, Nevada, which was the "gateway to the Comstock lode".
The assaying of ores, tailings, bullion-metal, etc., is so closely connected with the mill and mining business that tables showing the amount of fine metal per ton of ore and also the value of silver and gold per ounce at different degrees of fineness have been added for reference."