Saint Louis: W.B. Foster, 1851. Original printed wrappers [some spotting], stitched, 29pp. Errata slip present. Foxed, some wear, Good to Good+. Inscribed on front wrapper, 'With the Compliments of Jno. K. McDeamon.'
Prout, a St. Louis physician who began the first exploration of fossils in the American west, explains that "cultivation of the useful arts has been at the foundation of the highest form of social advancement." England exemplifies a nation that has achieved greatness by developing its resources through the application of science and technology. Missouri and other States must also take steps to discover "their extent of the mineral and agricultural resources." Prout reviews Missouri's "history of our own mining operations," warns against "improvident waste of the resources provided by nature," urges support for and efficiency in the mining industry, and emphasizes the benefits thereof to the agricultural and other business of the State.
FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday, Graff. OCLC 9558495 . Item #19358