San Francisco, 1913. 283,pp. Original blue cloth, stamped in gilt, spine gilt. Spine and corners lightly scuffed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Harpending's reminiscences of financial wheeling and dealing in Arizona and California in the second half of the 19th century. Harpending had interests almost everywhere: railroads, land, high finance and, of course, mining. The great Arizona diamond mine hoax of the title is a fascinating episode from California history, which fooled most everybody involved. In sprightly prose. Edited by James H. Wilkins. DECKER 24:142. COWAN, p.265. FLAKE 3863. (Inventory #: WRCAM4236)
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