History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado
Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co, Historical Publishers, 1880. Hardcover. ISBN: 1594200742. A probable first edition of this hefty history of Colorado and the Front Range communities in the drainage of Clear and Boulder Creeks, published just four years after statehood was granted. From the title page: "Containing a brief History of the State of Colorado from its earliest settlement to the present time, embracing its geological, physical and climatic features; its agricultural, stockgrowing, railroad and mining interests; an account of the Ute trouble; a History of Gilpin, Clear Creek, Boulder and Jefferson Counties, and Biographical Studies". --- With engraved illustrations throughout displaying scenes and portraits of leading figures in the state. No author is mentioned, but the book opens with a poem by J. Harrison Mills. --- In brown half leather with pebbled cloth-covered boards, top edge gilt. cloth, with black and gilt pallet and feather image to cover; gilt titling on black spine block with gilt ornamentation. Top edge gilt. --- Pages 17-20 are missing and they probably included a table of contents. With partially detached covers (but holding), quite a bit of bruising and discoloration to covers, first two endpapers are detached but present, and with dampstains and pencilings here and there. Overall, a damaged but mostly intact copy of this work which provides an interesting look at the people and enterprises in the early days of Colorado. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 713 pages. Fair .
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