50 pages, blue cloth with white title label pasted on upper cover. Spine appears to have been reglued, a good copy.
Inscribed on the front, free, endpaper: "To my friend General H.G. Gibson - a friend indeed-in the time of need - (1895-6). John Hays Hammond
John Hays Hammond (31 March 1855 - 8 June 1936) was a mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist. Known as the man with the Midas touch, he amassed a sizeable fortune before the age of 40. An early advocate of deep mining, Hammond was given complete charge of Cecil Rhodes' mines in South Africa and made each undertaking a financial success. But after the dismal failure of the Jameson Raid, Hammond, along with the other leaders of the Johannesburg Reform Committee, was arrested and subsequently sentenced to death. The Reform Committee leaders were released after paying large fines, but like many of the leaders, Hammond left Africa for good. He returned to the United States, became a close friend of President William Howard Taft, and was appointed a special United States Ambassador. He continued to successfully mine in Mexico and California.
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
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