San Francisco: Dewey Publishing Company, 1907. Small Thick Quarto. Item #027228
Author's edition, Inscribed: "With Christmas Greetings from the Author, December 23, 1921. xvi, 255 pages, vii, 130 pages with 144 pages of plates, illustrations, maps. 2 large distinct volumes in one. The beautiful cover of a Mexican with his sombrero were done by Maynard Dixon (see the MD on the cover). The first book is entitled: Among the Mines of Mexico; being the record of a journey from New York to Mexico, together with a description of the mining industry in Del Oro, Pachuca and Guanajuato as observed in 1905. The second book is entitled: Across the San Juan Mountains; being an account of a ride over the mountainous regions of Southwestern Colorado in September 1902. Cole in hs American Travelers to Mexico, 1821-1972 notes how the exploitation of the Mexican workers accounts for the resentment by the American owned companies. This copy originally had been sold from the William Reese company in Catalog 4, 1981. Bound in pictorial green cloth lettered and decorated in black, brown and pale green, some rubbing to binding. A very nice copy.