8vo, pp. 24, 17-20 (as issued); with a large folding chart, and the inside rear wrapper printed as p. 25; some light foxing in places, but a very good copy in the original printed wrappers, a little worn at the edges.
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The miner’s journal. Coal statistical register, for 1869… also, statistics of the iron trade… rates of wages… together with the charter of the manufacturers’ and consumers’ anthracite rail road.
First edition, rare. A synopsis of the trade, transportation and activities connected with coal between Pennsylvania and New York. The Miner’s Journal tracked the pulse of American coal trade, including importations of foreign coal and exports of domestic material. It prided itself on circulating ‘more largely among the trade than any other paper published, embracing upon its list of subscribers, a larger number of capitalists than any other weekly paper outside the large cities’. The folding chart gives statistics on the anthracite coal, semi-anthracite and bituminous sent to market from Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1869.
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