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  • McLEAN, Evalyn Walsh, with Boyden Sparkes
    FATHER STRUCK IT RICH

    Ouray, Colorado: Bear Creek Publishing Company, 1981. pp (6), (3)-352, [4] + plates. Yellow card covers. VG copy. Facsimile reprint, with new publisher's Preface and Introduction, of the London: Faber, 1936 edition. Errata rubber stamped on verso of title. Thomas Walsh discovered fabulous wealth at the Camp Bird Mine near Ouray, Colorado. No one except Walsh thought to check the mines for gold at a time when the San Juan Mountains were silver country. When he learned the fabulous results of his secret assays, he whispered to Evalyn, Daughter, Ive struck it rich! Daughter Evalyn went on to lead a fabulously rich and extravagant life after she married Edward Beale McLean, whose family owned The Washington Post. They threw…

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    Ouray, Colorado: Bear Creek Publishing Company, 1981. pp (6), (3)-352, [4] + plates. Yellow card covers. VG copy. Facsimile reprint, with new publisher's Preface and Introduction, of the London: Faber, 1936 edition. Errata rubber stamped on verso of title. Thomas Walsh discovered fabulous wealth at the Camp Bird Mine near Ouray, Colorado. No one except Walsh thought to check the mines for gold at a time when the San Juan Mountains were silver country. When he learned the fabulous results of his secret assays, he whispered to Evalyn, Daughter, Ive struck it rich! Daughter Evalyn went on to lead a fabulously rich and extravagant life after she married Edward Beale McLean, whose family owned The Washington Post. They threw spectacular parties, entertained kings and presidents, and lived in huge, grandiose homes. Edward bought Evalyn the Hope diamond, but the curse of the diamond struck their family too. Tragedy struck, and struck hard. A son died and the family fortune was lost. Father Struck it Rich takes the reader from humble times to unbelievable riches and then through tragic bad times.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 44764
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  • MORRIS, Maurice O'Connor
    RAMBLES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: With a Visit to the Gold Fields of Colorado.

    London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down…

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    London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at Saint Joseph, however, and the author changed his destination to Denver where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states". - Wagner-Camp-Becker 404.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20560
    View cart More details Price: USD $125.00 USD $112.50