DescriptionL[ouis]. Simonin. Mines and Miners; or, Underground Life. Translated, Adapted to the Present State of British Mining, and Edited By H.W. Bristow... London: William Mackenzie, . First English edition. Large octavo. xix, 522, xii (addenda), [2 catalog] pages. Frontispiece depicting a "Convoy of diamonds in Brazil" and numerous other illustrations and maps, several in color, few folding. Includes images of various mineralogical specimens, mining equipment and different forms of mining disasters. Blind stamped maroon cloth with gilt titles and mining devices on front cover and spine, all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and lightly soiled, spine color faded. Over-opened pages, some signatures sprung. Pages with image-offset from illustrations. Pencil year on title page. Moderate foxing. Very good copy in need of repairs.
English translation of Simonin's La Vie Souterraine ou Les Mines et Les Mineurs (1867), also in auction 6166.
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