Las Vegas: Nevada Publications, 1976. First printing. Hardcover. 1/200. Folio (12 1/4 x 9 1/4"). 63, pp. Original gilt-stamped grey cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Limitation page signed by both the author and the artist. Original etched frontispiece hand-numbered (74/190) and signed by Roy E. Purcell. Illustrated title page. Book housed in its original gilt-stamped brown cloth slipcase.
"The Cerbat Mountains and other barren ranges in western Arizona along the Colorado River, offer to the inquisitive visitor a wide range of unexpected experiences. Tucked away in several canyons are the skeletal remains of abandoned mines and towns. Delight in making friends with these desert ghosts awaits the traveler who can discriminate between solitude and loneliness.
Illustrated with stunning color illustrations and etchings by Roy E. Purcell, as well as numerous "period photographs of the families who lived in this isolated area, the small towns with their general stores and saloons, and the men who endured the daily drudgery of mine work, this book serves as a reminder of the hardships faced by those seeking a living in this remote western area of our country in the late 19th century." (From the Publishers).
Minor shelf-wear to slipcase. Slipcase, binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #42138