Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza. Foreword by Oscar Lewis

By: Dan De Quille [pseudonym for William Wright (1829-19898)

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 165. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies printed by Arlen and Clara Louise Philpott in Fairfax, CA. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches. xii, (130) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of De Quille, title page printed in black and brick-red inks with 2 vignettes, headings in brick red, illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth spine, patterned paper over boards, spine title in gilt, plain white dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light toning to jacket. KJ319-165. Fine. This volume reprints 6 articles by William Wright, known as Dan De Quille. De Quille's accounts of the operation of Nevada's Comstock mines were widely read and still remain some of the best narratives of life at the mines during the silver boom. The pencil sketches by De Quille have not previously been published. William Wright was an American author, journalist, and humorist. De Quille was on the staff of the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise for over thirty years, and his writings were also printed in other publications throughout the US and abroad. His writings were highly regarded for his ability to explain silver mining techniques in simple terms. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 165.

Title: Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza. Foreword by Oscar Lewis

Author Name: Dan De Quille [pseudonym for William Wright (1829-19898)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco: CA, Book Club of California: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-165

Keywords: Dan De Quille, William Wright, James J. Rawls, Dan De Quille of the Big Bonanza, Oscar Lewis, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Arlen Philpott, Clara Louise Philpott, Comstock Mine, Nevada, Nevada History, Territorial Enterprise, Silver Mining