Very Good. Harpending, Asbury. The Great Diamond Hoax and Other Stirring Incidents in the Life of Asbury Harpending. Wilkins (Editor), James H. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, 1958. 1st edition. 211pp. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good with light rubbing and bumping to corners. Dust Jacket Condition: Good with rubbing to extremities, slight soiling to rear panel and clipped price.
Vg jacket. Dust jacket is age-tanned and has light edge-wear. Minor softening at spine ends. Otherwise the book is in very good condition; pages are clean with NO markings, binding tight. Old West. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
VG+ Used, Like New in VG+ jacket. HARDCOVER, VG+/VG+, Norman, University Of Oklahoma Press, 1958, New edition, the Western Frontier Library, 0 pages, 0.8 in. H x 7.6 in. L x 5.2 in. W, 12.8 oz. This copy has very mininmal signs of use, appears to have been very lightly read, is in Excellent Condition Overall.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Book Volume # 10 of the Western Frontier Library Series, 211pgs, illustrations. The Great Diamond Hoax of the early 1870's also known as the Diamond Mine Swindle, is one of the more exotic episodes in western history. Before it was exposed as a f raud, the salting down operation netted its sponsors at least $600, 000 on an investment of $35, 000. Many of this country's leading financial and commercial personalities were taken in.
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