Binding: Original cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1865.
First edition in Very Good+ condition with chipped spine head, small tear to upper spine, worn extremities, bookplate, small bookseller's sticker to lower front pastedown, previous owner's name to front pastedown and gutter of front flyleaf, and purple stamp to first leaf. Original cloth.
Swanson p. 35: "Eleven chapters dealing with petroleum, its discovery in West Virginia, drilling and distillation; description of oil fields of West Virginia; list of companies; discussion of prospects. Describes early dug wells." ; Ex-Libris; [i-ii] iii-vi, 7-276 pages.