Item #8989 Those Black Diamond Men: A Tale of the Anthrax Valley. William Futhey Gibbons.

Those Black Diamond Men: A Tale of the Anthrax Valley

New York: Fleminh H. Revell Company, 1902.

First Edition. Hardcover. 8" X 5 1/2". 389pp. Bound in decorative cloth over boards. Wear to boards with rubbing and toning to covers, corners, and edges. Light bumps to corners and extremities. Sunning to spine. Faint toning and foxing to front and rear endpapers. Inked inscription dated 1907 to front free endpaper. Dampstain to bottom corner of pages at spine throughout. Page 279/280 is torn; however, this page contains no text relevant to the story. Pages are free of marks and notations. Binding is sound.

EXCERPT FROM THOSE BLACK DIAMOND MEN: A TALE OF THE ANTHRAX VALLEY:
The miner's life calls for risk and sacrifice, not only for himself, but equally for others. This sort of life develops heroism. Yet there are no stage-heroes in the mines, - only plain men. If one is in danger of death, his comrades will risk their own lives for him, - and that is all there is about it. But he who leads the rescuing party is no hero in his own eyes; just an average sort of man who may need to be brought. Fair. Item #8989

Price: $15.00