Martin, Gwen L.
Title GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good+
Publisher Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003
1894475461 / 9781894475464
Seller ID 25995
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover.