HENRY, J. T.
The Early and Later History of Petroleum, with Authentic Facts in Regard to its development in Western Pennsylvania
Philadelphia: Jas. B, Rodgers Co., 1873. 8vo. 28 mounted woodburytype photographs (including frontispiece view and 27 portraits) and 5 plates.
Publisher's blue cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt
Provenance: W.W. Henry (presentation inscription to:); C. Z. Lincoln; Leroy A. Lincoln (bookplate)
"First comprehensive history of the infancy of this industry" (Howes).
"Valuable, well-written early history based upon on-the-spot investigation while all early participants were still living and could be interviewed. In addition to the authoritative history of Drake Well, Henry gives detailed histories of many early producing properties, companies and individual oilmen ... Author was a Titusville newspaperman" (Swanson).
The woodburytype photographs are by A.P.R.P. Co., and comprise portraits of the principal oilmen and a frontispiece view of The Phillips and Woodford Wells on Tarr Farm, after an image by Mather
Howes H421; Swanson, A Century of Oil and Gas in Books , p. 154.