6 [California] Byrne, William S. Directory of Grass Valley Township for 1865. Containing a Historical Sketch of Grass Valley, of Allison Ranch, and Forest Springs; Also, a Description of the Principal Mines, all the Quartz Mills,… Forming the Most Complete Mining Work Ever Published in Nevada County. San
Francisco: Printed by Charles F. Robbins, 1865. 8vo, original boards (ads missing on upper board, present on rear board but rubbed), (xxix, ads) 144 pp., plus ads inside front and back covers, so complete;some wear to edges and loosening to spine.
First edition. A rare directory of mines and people in Grass Valley.
Streeter Sale 2896. Graff 531. Howes B1080 (the final entry in the “B” section). An incomplete copy of this directory (unlike this copy) passed
last year at auction; the only previous auction record prior to this was Christie’s in 2003, and then the Streeter Sale. Important for histories of the California mines. Rare, no copies listed online.