Eilley Orrum Queen of the Comstock - Swift PaineThe Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929, Hardback.
Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, dulled and lightly soiled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Tanning to the pastedowns and blanks. Pages very gently age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “In its prime the great Comstock Lode turned out over forty million dollars’ worth of silver a year, most of which went to the Bonanza Kings — Mackay, Fair, Flood, O’Brien and Sharon — who took their wealth to California or New York. But Eilley Orrum, making her million a year, stayed on in Nevada. Her story, which has lain buried in the old newspapers of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Carson and Reno, is here told in its entirety for the first time.”