Wilda, Frederick C. (Mineral Illustrations by). New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. signed by illustrator; Slightest of rubbing to spine corners of brown "leatherette" covers. 219 p. Includes: Color & B&W illustrations, diagrams, maps, index, bibliography. Exquisitely detailed and thorough; quality book design and artwork; cystals include whitmoreite named for the owner of Palermo (and author); historic photos; map overlays; This is an extraordinary piece of history as well as a wonderful reference for geologists; Self-published by the owner-engineer; evident is his love of the subject matter. Photos of general historic interest to the mining industry as well as of local genealogical value are used well, informatively and attractively. This is overall a superior publication work. The artwork regarding crystals was specifically commissioned and finely executed.