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Auction 7 Catalogue

Lots 151-200


151. [CALIFORNIA (YOSEMITE)]. Lot of 13 titles, including:

BUNNELL, Lafayette H. Discovery of the Yosemite, and the Indian War of 1851, Which Led to that Event. Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, [1880].

Second edition. Currey & Kruska, Yosemite 27: “It is probable that the Walker party saw Yosemite Valley from its rim in 1833. The narrative of Bunnell and the diaries of Robert Eccleston are the principal sources of information on the Mariposa Indian War, which indirectly brought the valley to the attention of the general public.”

Wonders of Yosemite California: A Descriptive Viewbook in Colors. San Francisco: Nelson A. Salter, [1913]. Scarce promotional. Not in Currey & Kruska.

ELLSWORTH, Rodney Sydes. The Giant Sequoia: An Account of the History and Characteristics of the Big Trees of California. Oakland: J. D. Berger, 1924.

KING, Thomas Starr. A Vacation among the Sierras: Yosemite in 1860. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1962.

MUIR, John. Treasures of the Yosemite. Ashland: Lewis Osborne, 1970. Special edition.

PADEN, Irene D. & Margaret E. Schlichtmann. Big Oak Flat Road: An Account of Freighting from Stockton to Yosemite Valley. San Francisco: Lawton Kennedy,, 1955.

Plus 7 others.

(13 vols.)

($150-300)

152. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1882. 39 vols., calf over marbled boards. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 19: “Whether it be desert, mountain, lake or river, Bancroft describes it. No important character or event escapes his scrutiny. Any listing of desert material dares not omit the inclusion of Bancroft without impairing its effectiveness as a medium of reference.”

(39 vols.)

($1,500-3,000)

153. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:

BELL, Horace. Reminiscences of a Ranger or Early Times in Southern California. Los Angeles: Yarnell, Caystile & Mathes, 1881. Adams, Guns 189. Cowan, p. 44. Graff 240. Howes B325. Powell, Land of Fact 2n: “Earliest Los Angeles classic, picturing a frontier town, now again in our time infamous for its violence.”

Plus 2 others.

(3 vols.)

($250-500)

154. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 6 titles, including:

BOLTON, Herbert E. (editor). Anza’s California Expeditions.... Berkeley: University of California Press, 1930. 5 vols., complete, original navy blue cloth. Fine in dust wrappers.

First edition. Cowan, p. 60. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 11. Hill, p. 29. Howell 50: 310. Howes B583: “Monumental work containing translations of the original MS. diaries of Anza, Díaz, Garcés, Font and Palóu, relating to the 1773 and 1774 expeditions and the founding of both Monterey and San Francisco.” Libros Californianos (Dawson-Howell and Hanna lists), pp. 37, 64: “Bolton’s introductory volume is a brilliant presentation of the whole scene of Spain’s expansion in the New World.” Powell, California Classics, pp. 3-16; Southwestern Book Trails, p. 11: “The greatest of all Bolton’s great works.” Weber, The California Missions, p. 9. Zamorano Eighty 7: “Juan Bautista de Anza was the foremost land explorer in Spanish California. With his expedition of 1774 he opened up the land route between the established settlements of Sonora and the new colonies of Alta California, and his expedition of 1776 brought overland the colonists who founded San Francisco.”

[PORTOLÁ, Gaspar de]. Noticias de California. First Report of the Occupation by the Portolá Expedition, 1770.... San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1958. Small folio, original cloth-backed grey paper boards. Limited edition (400 copies). Wagner, Spanish Southwest 150n. Zamorano Eighty 35.

Plus 4 others.

(11 vols.)

($300-600)

155. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 5 titles, including:

BROWN, John Henry. Early Days of San Francisco, California. Oakland: Biobooks, 1949. Zamorano Eighty 10: “His reminiscences fill in many of the gaps in the early history of San Francisco.”

DAVIS, William Heath. Sixty Years in California: A History of Events and Life in California; Personal, Political and Military, under the Mexican Regime; During the Quasi-Military Government of the Territory by the United States, and after the Admission of the State into the Union. San Francisco: A. J. Leary, 1889. xxii, 639 pp. Thick 8vo, original maroon cloth, spine gilt-lettered, marbled edges. Spine sunned, extremities lightly frayed, hinges cracked.

First edition. Adams, Herd 659: “A scarce book with chapters on the cattle industry of California.” Barrett 647. Cowan, p. 160. Graff 1020. Hill, pp. 396-397. Howell 50:407: “One of the most trustworthy sources for the period before 1850. There were few people of importance he did not know and his narrative is one of the most interesting and valuable accounts we have.” Howes D136. Libros Californianos (Hanna list), pp. 67-68. Rocq 9092. Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 55. Zamorano Eighty 28. “A thoroughly readable account of life in Pastoral California, mainly before the American conquest, when, as Bancroft sonorously asserts, it was: ‘A winterless earth’s end perpetually refreshed by ocean, a land surpassed neither by the island grotto of Calypso, the Elysian fields of Homer, nor the island Valley of Avalon seen by King Arthur in his dying thought. Here day after day, and year after year, may come the stranger, and eat the lotus, and be happy; he may eat the lotus and forget the old home and country, forget the wife and children, content forever to rest in this strange land, waking to fall asleep again, and dream day-dreams and night dreams, as he floats silently down the sluggish stream of time.’ Davis came to California by sea in 1831, became a successful merchant and recorded his memories of men and events in this trustworthy book. The edition of 1929 is preferable.”—Phil Townsend Hanna.

SOULE, Frank, John H. Gihon, and James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco. New York: D. Appleton, 1855. Zamorano Eighty 10: “A necessary reference book on San Francisco to the middle fifties.”

Plus 2 others.

(5 vols.)

($300-600)

156. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

BRYANT, Edwin. What I Saw in California: Being the Journal of a Tour. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1849. Cowan, p. 81. Graff 458. Howes B903. Plains & Rockies IV:146:9. Rittenhouse 82. Zamorano Eighty 12n. “Fifth edition” (Plains & Rockies cites five prior U. S. editions and two English editions); this edition was the first to contain the untitled map of the California Gold Region. Wheat, Transmississippi West 587 & III, pp. 74 & 79; California Gold Region 67: “Apparently no map was included in Appleton’s 1848 edition of Bryant.” Beginning in 1849, the publishers added a 25-page appendix on the Gold Region, overland routes and outfitting, etc. (see Plains & Rockies 146:5). The present edition was the first to use the crude little map of the Gold Fields.

Plus 1 other.

(2 vols.)

($200-400)

157 [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:

CARRILLO, Carlos Antonio. Exposición.... San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1938. Large 8vo, original cloth-backed green boards (slightly faded). Limited edition (650 copies). Zamorano Eighty 15n. Speech delivered to Mexican Congress opposing secularization of the California missions; the original edition printed in 1831 is the first book about California published by a native Californian.

ENGELHARDT, Zephyrin. The Missions and Missionaries of California. San Francisco: James H. Barry Company, 1908-1916. 5 vols.,, 8vo, original brown cloth. Some wear and old ink and perforated stamps in some vols.

First edition. Barrett 785. Cowan, p. 196. Howes E154. Zamorano Eighty 34: “The Franciscans’ own history of their Order’s activities and accomplishments in California.... Contains much valuable and fugitive minutiae not to be found elsewhere.”

PALÓU, Francisco. Life of Ven. Padre Junipero Serra...Translated by Very Rev. J. Adam. San Francisco: P. E. Dougherty & Co., 1884. Lithographed frontispiece of Serra. 12mo, original blue diced cloth. Worn and shaken. First edition in English (first edition, Mexico, 1787). Cowan, p. 471. Graff 3178. Zamorano Eighty 59n.

(7 vols.)

($200-400)

158. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 6 titles, including:

CARSON, James H. Recollections of the California Mines: an Account of Early Discoveries of Gold, with Anecdotes and Sketches of California and Miners’ Life, and A Description of the Great Tulare Valley. Oakland: Biobooks, 1950. Zamorano Eighty 16n: “One of the earliest works written by a pioneer. to give both an account of the discovery of gold and an excellent description of conditions in the mines.” Reprinted from the Stockton Edition of 1852.

DELANO, Alonzo. Old Block’s Sketch Book. Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1947. Zamorano Eighty 29n: “Few volumes have a truer flavor of the Mother Lode.”

SHINN, Charles Howard. Mining Camps: A Study in American Frontier Government. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Zamorano Eighty 68n: “Study of law and the administration of law in the mining districts and camps of the gold regions of highest value.”

SHIRLEY, Dame (Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe). Shirley Letters from the California Mines 1851-1852. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. Zamorano Eighty 69n: “A cultured woman’s contemporary report of experiences in the gold rush. Unique.” Introduction and notes by Carl I. Wheat.

TAYLOR, Bayard. Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. Zamorano Eighty 73n: “Probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush in California.”

Plus 1 other.

(7 vols.)

($150-300)

159. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

CLYMAN, James; edited by Charles L. Camp. James Clyman: American Frontiersman, 1792-1881. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1928. Cowan, p. 132. Graff 769. Howes C81. Zamorano Eighty 19.

Plus 1 other.

(2 vols.)

($250-500)

160. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 7 titles, including:

COWAN, Robert Ernest. A Bibliography of the History of California and the Pacific West 1510-1906. Columbus: Long’s College Book Co., 1952. 4to, original orange cloth. Very fine. Zamorano Eighty 23n: “Will always remain a desideratum of students of Californiana.”

(7 vols.)

($100-300)

161. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 5 titles, including:

DALE, Harrison Clifford (editor). The Ashley-Smith Explorations and the Discovery of a Central Route to the Pacific 1822-1829. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1918. Zamorano Eighty 25: “First white man to enter California overland from the United States.”

PATTIE, James O. Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1905. “Chief, first-hand authority.” The original edition of 1831 is the first printed narrative of an overland journey to California. Howes P123. Plains & Rockies IV:45:2. Rittenhouse 452. Zamorano Eighty 60n.

SABIN, Edwin L. Kit Carson Days (1809-1868). Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1914. Zamorano Eighty 67.

WAGNER, W. F. (editor). Leonard’s Narrative: Adventures of Zenas Leonard Fur Trader and Trapper 1831-1836. Cleveland: Burrows Brothers, 1904. In the rare d.j. Graff 2461. Howes L264: “Chief, first-hand authority.” Plains & Rockies IV:75. Zamorano Eighty 50n.

Plus 1 other.

(6 vols.)

($300-600)

162. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 4 titles, including:

DUFLOT DE MOFRAS, Eugene. Duflot de Mofras’ Travels on the Pacific Coast. Translated, Edited and Annotated by Marguerit Eyer Wilbur, Foreword by Dr. Frederick Webb Hodge. Santa Ana: Fine Arts Press, 1937. xxxxiv, 273 + [2] 352 [1] pp., 4 plates, 5 maps (1 folding). 2 vols., royal 8vo, original quarter tan morocco, gilt-lettered spines. A very fine set.

First edition in English (translated from the rare original edition, Paris, 1844). Cowan, p. 186n. Graff 1169n: “One of the great books on the West Coast.” Hill, p. 87. Howes D542. Lada-Mocarksi 120. Libros Californianos, p. 25. Zamorano Eighty 30n. The author was sent to Mexico in 1839 as a French ambassador. His special mission was to investigate the commercial possibilities of California and the Oregon Territory to determine if France should become involved in the U. S.-British conflict over the Oregon Territory. He gives a well-rounded account of the western coast of America from Tehuantepec to Bering Strait, including a chapter on Alaska and the Russian colonies in America. While in California, he visited most of the missions, including Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Buenaventura, San Luis Rey, and San Diego. Zamorano Eighty 30n: “[The author] arrived in Monterey in May, 1841, remaining about five months. He aimed to give a complete description of the country, it’s past history and present condition.”

VANCOUVER, George. Vancouver in California, 1792-1794: the original account of George Vancouver. Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1953-54. 3 vols. Limited edition. Zamorano Eighty 77n: One of the most important voyages in terms of expanding European knowledge of America’s Pacific coast, with the earliest accurate charts of portions of the California and Northwest coasts from San Francisco northward to Alaska.

Plus 2 others.

(7 vols.)

($300-600)

163. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. EMORY, W. H. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, [sic] from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.... Made in 1846-7, with the Advanced Guard of the “Army of the West.” Washington: Senate Executive No. 7 [30th Congress, 1st Session] Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. 416 pp., 40 lithograph plates (24 views, Native Americans, natural history by E. Weber + 12 botanicals by Endicott + 2 anonymous botanicals), 4 maps (including the large folding map in rear pocket). 8vo, original full brown cloth, printed paper spine label. Binding rubbed and with some extremity and edge wear (cloth loose at on back cover where map pocket has split), upper cover lightly stained and slightly buckled at lower right, one short tear title to lower blank margin of title, interior fine and clean. The large map is present, with only one split and slightly browned at folds, much better than usually found.

First edition, the Senate issue, the printing with title page giving Emory’s rank as “Lieut. Col.” rather than “Brevet Major.” The plates of the Senate issue of the Emory report executed by Weber after drawings by John Mix Stanley are the preferred state. Barrett 2751n. Cowan, p. 195. Howell 50:76: “One of the important source books for the Southwest and the Mexican border.” Howes E145. Plains & Rockies IV:148:2. Wheat, Transmississippi West 544: “In many respects, Emory’s map was the most important milestone in the cartographic development and accurate delineation of the Southwest. In its period only the similarly scientifically based reconnaissance maps of Fremont were its equals;” and III, pp. 6-8: “The map of Lieutenant Emory...is a document of towering significance in the cartographic history of the West. Essentially it is a map of Kearny’s Route, and it contains nothing save that which Emory himself saw.... His map was epoch-making.” In the note to the fourth edition of Plains & Rockies, Becker remarks: “As can be seen from the above list of [11] issues and editions, the printing, binding, and distribution of the report must have been carried out in a welter of disorgnization, which has caused much distress among bibliographers and scholars for many years. However, Susan D. McKelvey, in her monumental Botanical Exploration of the Trans-Mississipppi West (Cambridge: Arnold Arboretum, 1955), noted a collectioin of twenty-one issues of the Notes in the library of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard....” Zamorano Eighty 21. Although the Zamorano Eighty bibliography gives priority to the House issue, Becker, following the McKelvey chronology, lists the Senate issue first.

The plates include Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles, Upper California. Fought between the Americans and Mexicans January 9th. 1847. which in addition to the battle, shows Pueblo de Los Angeles with about sixteen structures.

(1 vol.)

($400-800)

164. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 4 titles, including:

MANLY, William Lewis. Death Valley in ’49: Important Chapter of California Pioneer History. San Jose, Cal.: Pacific Tree and Vine Co., 1894. Cowan, p. 412. Graff 2675. Howes M255. Zamorano Eighty 51: “Of a piece with McGlashan’s History of the Donner Party.”

MANLY, William Lewis. Death Valley in ’49. Los Angeles: Borden Publishing Company, 1949. Howes M255.

Plus 2 others.

(4 vols.)

($150-300)

165. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 5 titles, including:

McGLASHAN, C. F. History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras. Truckee, California: Crowley & McGlashan, 1879.

First edition. Cowan, p. 406. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 3104. Graff 2610. LC, California Centennial 94. Libros Californianos (Hanna list), p. 66: “Long regarded as the definitive treatise on the subject. The book has gone through many editions, virtually unchanged, and remains today an essential item for the student of the California story.” Howell 50:626. Howes M102: “Best account of the most harrowing of all overland disasters.” Mintz 318. With a copy of the 1973 Fresno reprint. “The author was editor of the Truckee Republican and, being near the scene of the tragedy, had access to many hundreds of letters and manuscripts of the survivors of the unfortunate expedition of 1846. He built his book upon these and around the famous diary of Patrick Breen, one of the actors in the many gruesome events described. The fate of the Donner Party and their resort to cannibalism is famous in American history.”—J. Gregg Layne.

(5 vols.)

($400-800)

166. [CALIFORNIA (ZAMORANO EIGHTY)]. Lot of 3 titles, including:

TYLER, Sergeant Daniel. Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War 1846-1847. N.p., 1881. Edwards, Enduring Desert, p. 239: “Details the sufferings of the men of the Battalion.” Tutorow 3345: “The earliest and probably the best book on the famous Mormon Battalion of the Mexican War. Written by one of its members.” Zamorano Eighty 75.

FARNHAM, Thomas J. Travels in the Great Western Prairies, the Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and in the Oregon Territory. London: Richard Bentley, 1843. xxiii [1] 297 [1] [2, ads] + viii, 315 pp. 2 vols., 8vo, original plum cloth. Spines faded to brown, as usual, as is wont to occur with purple cloth. Lower hinge of Vol. I cracked but strong, otherwise very fine, clean, and tight, a much nicer copy than others that have appeared on the market in the past decade, and in original cloth.

First British edition (preceded by the 1841 American edition printed in Poughkeepsie). Field 524. Graff 1295. Howes F50: “Best edition.” Plains & Rockies IV:85:2: “Streeter quotes Herschel V. Jones as saying: ‘This is the first and most interesting of his several books on the West. It is the best account of the first overland-to-Oregon migration of settlers.’ The popularity of the book is attested by three separate editions in 1843. Farnham was the leader of a group of Oregon-bound settlers, known as the `Peoria Party.’“ Rittenhouse 201n: “Farnham may have been a U. S. agent bound for Oregon, which would account for his careful description of the route and comments on Indian tribes met.” Farnham’s Travels in the Californias (Zamorano Eighty 36) is considered the sequel to this work.

TYLER, Daniel. Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War 1846-1847. Chicago: Rio Grande Press, 1964. ‘First published in 1881.’ Graff 4226. Howes T447. Zamorano Eighty 75n.

(4 vols.)

($400-800)

167. [COLORADO]. Art Work of the State of Colorado. Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Art Photogravure Co., 1900. 9 (of 12) parts (lacking parts 1, 3 & 12). Approximately 75 large photogravure plates (some with two images per plate), each part with leaf or two of text at end. Folio, original gilt-lettered stiff brown paper wrappers. Fragile wraps with some chipping. Some soiling and tears to blank margins of the first few plates of the part 2 (not affecting images), otherwise the images are pristine. First edition. Wynar 8364. Includes town views, cattle ranches, majestic scenery, architecture, etc.

(9 vols.)

($300-600)

168. [COLORADO]. Lot of 29 titles, including:

BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. History of the Life of William Gilpin. San Francisco: History Co., 1889.

DAWSON, Thomas Fulton. Life and Character of Edward Oliver Wolcott: Late a Senator of the United States from the State of Colorado. New York: Knickerbocker Press, [1911]. 2 vols.

GARTH, Thomas Russell. Life of Henry Augustus Buchtel. Denver: Peerless Printing Co., 1937.

HALL, J. N. Tales of Pioneer Practice. [Denver: Carson Printing Co., 1937].

HOLLISTER, Ovando J. Boldly they Rode: A History of the First Colorado Regiment of Volunteers. Lakewood, Colorado: Golden Press, Publishers, 1949.

HOWLETT, W. J. Life of the Right Reverend Joseph P. Machebeuf, D. D.: Pioneer Priest of Ohio, Pioneer Priest of New Mexico, Pioneer Priest of Colorado, Vicar Apostolic of Colorado and Utah, and First Bishop of Denver. Pueblo, Colorado: Franklin Press Company, 1908. Howes H743.

KARNES, Thomas L. William Gilpin: Western Nationalist. Austin: University of Texas Press, [1970].

KELSEY, Harry E. Frontier Capitalist: the Life of John Evans. N.p.: State Historical Society of Colorado and the Pruett Publishing Co., [1969].

LARIMER, William H. H. Reminiscences of General William Larimer. [Lancaster, Pennsylvania: New Era Printing Company, 1918]. Howes L102.

McMECHEN, Edgar Carlisle. Life of Governor Evans: Second Territorial Governor of Colorado. Denver: Walgreen Publishing Co., [1924]. Howes M170.

PARKHILL, Forbes. Mister Barney Ford: a Portrait in Bistre. Denver: Sage Books, [1963].

Robert Henry Beggs, 1844-1914. Denver, 1915.

THOMAS, Sewell. Silhouettes of Charles S. Thomas: Colorado Governor and United States Senator. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1959. Limited.

William Jackson Palmer: Pathfinder and Builder. Saratoga Springs: George Foster Peabody, privately printed, [1931].

Plus 15 others.

(30 vols.)

($400-800)

169. [COLORADO]. Lot of 37 titles (various formats, fine to very good), including:

BOLTON, H. E. Pageant in the Wilderness: The Story of the Escalante Expedition to the Interior Basin, 1776. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1950.

COSTIGAN, Edward P. Papers of Edward P. Costigan Relating to the Progressive Movement in Colorado 1902-1917. Boulder: University of Colorado, 1941.

DILL, R. G. The Political Campaigns of Colorado. Denver: The Arapahoe Publishing Co., 1895.

DU PONT BRECK, Allen. Episcopal Church in Colorado 1860-1963. Denver: Big Mountain Press, [1963].

ELLIS, Earl H. International Boundary Lines Across Colorado and Wyoming. Boulder, Johnson Publishing Co., [1966].

GRABLE, F. C. Colorado: The Bright Romance of American History. Denver: The Kistler Press, [1911]. Limited edition (limited to 500 numbered and signed copies).

HENDERSON, Junius. Colorado: Short Studies of Its Past and Present. Boulder: University of Colorado, 1927.

JACKSON, Clarence S. & Lawrence W. Marshall. Quest of the Snowy Cross. Denver: University of Denver Press, [1952].

MARSHALL, Thomas Maitland (editor). Early Records of Gilpin County, Colorado 1859-1861. Boulder: University of Colorado, 1920.

WILLARD, James F. (editor). Union Colony at Greeley, Colorado 1869-1871. Colony Boulder, 1918.

WILLARD, James F. and Colin B. Goodykoontz (editors). Experiments in Colorado Colonization: 1869-1872. Boulder, 1926.

Plus 26 others.

(37 vols.)

($300-600)

170. [COLORADO]. Lot of 20 titles, including:

BOYD, David. History: Greeley and the Union Colony of Colorado. Greeley, Colorado: Greeley Tribune Press, 1890. Adams, Herd 296.

[YOUNG, Frank C.]. Echoes From Arcadia: The Story of Central City, as Told by One of “The Clan”. Denver: Lanning Bros., 1903. Graff 4788.

CLARK, J. Max. Colonial Days. Denver: Smith-Brooks Co., [1902].

DAVIS, Carlyle Channing. Olden Times in Colorado. Los Angeles: Phillips Publishing Co., 1916. Deluxe edition. Howes D105. Graff 1014.

DEVINNY, V. The Story of a Pioneer. Denver: Reed Publishing Co., 1904. Howes D294.

HILL, Alice Polk. Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story. Denver: Brock-Haffner Press, [1915].

HILL, Alice Polk. Tales of the Colorado Pioneers. Denver: Pierson & Garner, 1884.

LECKENBY, Charles H. (compiler). The Tread of Pioneers. Steamboat Springs, Colorado: Pilot Press, [1945].

PORTER, Henry M. Autobiography of Henry M. Porter, 1838-1932. Denver: [Henry M. Porter], 1932.

Plus 10 others.

(20 vols.)

($400-800)

171. [COLORADO]. Lot of 39 titles, including:

The Colorado Blue Book for 1891. Denver: Aurora of the Western World Publishing Co., [1891].

COLORADO CAMERA CLUB ASSOCIATION. The Colorado Camera Club Association: Annual Salon and Exhibition, December 10-19, 1899. Denver, 1899.

ESPINOSA, Aurelio M. The Spanish Language in New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Santa Fe: New Mexican Printing Co., 1911.

FINCH, F. Members of the Colorado Traffic Club in Caricature. Denver: Finch & Sowers, 1909.

NANKIVELL, John H. History of the Military Organizations of the State of Colorado. Denver: W. H. Kistler Stationery Co., [1935].

PABOR, William E. Fruit Culture in Colorado: A Manual of Information. Denver: W. E. Pabor, 1883.

STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Colorado Horticultural Report: For the Years 1882, 1883 and 1884. Denver: Secretary of State, 1884.

Plus 32 others.

(39 vols.)

($400-800)

172. [COLORADO]. COLORADO. Constitution of the State of Colorado, Adopted in Convention, March 14, 1876. Denver: Tribune Book and Job Printing House, 1876. 65 pp. 8vo, later tan buckram. Contemporary ownership inscription lightly penciled on title. Marginal browning to first leaves.

First edition of the first constitution accepted by the voters of Colorado. Eberstadt 131:191: “Efforts had been made since 1862 to secure the adoption of a constitution for the state. As Bancroft notes (p. 433): ‘The constitution-makers of Colorado were, by this time (1876), skilled artificers. It was a noble document, with those errors only which the course of events develops. An attempt was made for universal suffrage by introducing a clause making it obligatory upon the first legislature to pass a law conferring the franchise upon women, which was, however to be submitted to the vote of the male citizens at the first election thereafter.’ Cautious magnanimity!” McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 289.

(1 vol.)

($600-1,200)

173. [COLORADO]. COOK, D. J. Hands Up: Or Twenty Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains. Denver: Republican Pub. Co., 1882. 285 pp., pictorial half-title, frontispiece portrait, numerous primitive and lurid wood-engraved plates (32 plates in all, including the rare pictorial half-title, frequently lacking). 8vo, original purple pebbled cloth with gilt-pictorial illustration of two hands up and knife. Binding slightly shelf slanted and with a few minor spots, spine slightly sunned (purple is wont to fade), hinges cracked but strong, one plate detached with a few short tears and chipping (mainly to blank margins—no loss of image or line border. Original ink stamps on endsheets of “Barkalow Bros., Denver, R. R. News Agents” and “P. Anderson”. A much nicer copy than the condition report would seem to indicate.

First edition. Adams, One-Fifty 34 (citing the wrappers issue): “This rare book was originally published to be sold on trains by newsboys. It was reprinted the same year bound in cloth. When the cloth edition was first issued, there was a picture on the cover of two upraised hands holding a scalping knife. The knife was said to have belonged to Wild Bill Hickok and to have been given to Cook. The design was made from a photograph of Wild Bill’s hands and his scalping knife. It is said the book was largely written by Thomas Fulton Dawson, a prolific writer and editor. The scarcity of the first edition is claimed by some to be the result of using its pages for gun wadding during an Indian scare”; Guns 483. Eberstadt 105:94: “Cook was Chief of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association and from 1871 to 1879 Sheriff of Arapahoe County.” Graff 861. Howes C728. The 1882 edition of this book is genuinely rare; the only offering we note in recent years was a copy rebound in leather offered by Swinford at $2,000 in 1997.

(1 vol.)

($1,500-3,000)

174. [COLORADO]. COOK, D. J. Hands Up: Or Thirty-Five Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains. Denver: W. F. Robinson Printing Co., 1897. [2] 442 pp., frontispiece portrait, plates. 8vo, original gilt-lettered navy blue cloth. Moderate shelf wear and small dot of white paint at top right upper cover. Front hinge cracked.

Second edition of preceding, revised and enlarged to cover fifteen additional years of Cook’s experiences. Adams (Guns 483) notes that this 1897 edition is scarce.

(1 vol.)

($150-300)

175. [COLORADO]. CUSHMAN, Samuel & J. P. Waterman. Gold Mines of Gilpin County, Colorado. Central City: Register Steam Printing House, [1876]. 136 pp., numerous ads. 12mo, original black cloth over green printed boards. Middle signatures slightly loose, otherwise a very fine copy of this early Colorado imprint relating to mining. Two or so contemporary ownership ink stamps of Dr. A. H. Day of Central, Colorado (confined to inner leaves).

First edition. Eberstadt 135:252: “A scarce locally printed history and description of the Russell and Gregory diggings, with much on the later strikes and development of the mining camps and inter towns.” Howes C978. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 305.

(1 vol.)

($400-800)

176. [COLORADO]. DAWSON, Thomas F. & F. J. V. Skiff. The Ute War: a History of the White River Massacre and the Privations and Hardships of the Captive White Women among the Hostiles on Grand River. Denver: Tribune Publishing House, 1879. 186 pp., wood-engravings in text (including Chief Ouray, full length portrait of Josie Meeker, Sketch of Thornburgh Pass, etc.). 8vo, original grey printed wrapper (lacking lower wrap). Lacking four ad leaves at end [pp. 185-192]. Condition rather rough: Upper wrap soiled, chipped, and repaired (loss of portion of blank margins), stained, and worn (some blank corners of lower leaves at end missing). Well, yes, it does look as if this copy might have been held captive by the Utes and tortured a bit, but the book is a rare, important, and fairly early Colorado imprint with outstanding historical content. Believe me when I say that if this book were complete, the reserve would be at least twice that which is designated.

First edition. Ayer (Supp.) 42. Graff 1028. Howes D161. Littell 257: “An excessively rare and little-known Indian captivity regarded by collectors as the rarest book printed in Colorado.” Eberstadt 138:324: “The Paullin copy fetched $675 in 1927. The extreme importance of the work was not appreciated at the time of publication, and it is was used by the troops as cartridge wadding during a fresh Indian outbreak” [the cataloguer pauses to state that even if some of these colorful book legends have no basis in fact, they are fascinating to contemplate and add peculiar if perhaps inappropriate interest to the book]. Streeter Sale 2194: “The famous account of western Indian captivity. It is the story of the Meeker Massacre in which nine white men were killed and three white women carried off to be ravished by the Utes. The incident provided reason for depriving the Utes of the extensive land in western Colorado.” This gem of Western Americana is interesting for so many reasons: Early western printing, Western history in general, Native American history, and women’s history–to say nothing of ravishment.

Plus one other (facsimile reprint).

(2 vols.)

($800-2,000)

177. [COLORADO]. DODGE, Nannie O. Smith. In Memory of Colonel D.C. Dodge:by his Devoted Wife Nannie O. Smith Dodge. N.p., [1923]. [2] 92 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. 8vo, original full padded black morroco. Spine light, otherwise very fine. First edition. Very scarce, privately printed biography of the Vice-President and General Manager of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. Inscribed and signed by Nannie O.S. Dodge.

(1 vol.)

($200-400)

178. [COLORADO]. Draft of a Constitution: Published Under the Direction of a Committee of Citizens of Colorado for Consideration and Discussion by the Citizens of the Centennial State. Denver: Chain & Hardy, 1875. xiii [1] 54 [1] [4] [ads] pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Two clean punch holes at right blank margin (often seen on directories and law books which were in frequent use). Wraps with a few old ink notes, minor staining, and slightly chipped at corners. Respectable copy of a rare and important Colorado Territorial imprint. First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 245. Streeter Sale 2184 (lacking front wrappers; fetched $950 in 1968). This outstanding Western Americanum is Colorado’s preliminary constitution, leading directly to the final constitution of 1876–and statehood.

(1 vol.)

($3,000-6,000)

179. [COLORADO]. Lot of 14 titles, including:

FOSSETT, Frank. Colorado: A Historical, Descriptive and Statistical Work on the Rocky Mountain Gold and Silver Mining Region. Denver: Daily Tribune, 1876. Howes F281.

FRANCE, L. B. Mountain Trails and Parks in Colorado. Denver: Chain, Hardy & Co., [1886].

FRANCE, L. B. With Rod and Line in Colorado Waters. Denver: Chain, Hardy & Co., 1884.

RICKARD, T. A. Across the San Juan Mountains. New York: Engineering & Mining Journal, 1903. First edition.

TENNEY, E. P. Colorado: and Homes in the New West. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1880.

Plus 9 others.

(14 vols.)

($300-600)

180. [COLORADO]. GRANT, Jaime B. Alocucion inaugural de su excelencia Jaime B. Grant. Traducido por Alberto R. Dyer, A.M., y Pedro Chacon. Denver: Compania del Times, 1883.

(1 vol.)

($150-300)

181. [COLORADO]. HALLOWELL, John K. Gunnison, Colorado’s Bonanza Co. Denver: Colorado Museum of Applied Geology, 1883. viii, 168 pp. 8vo, original pink printed wrappers. Fragile wraps lightly worn and stained, ownership ink stamp of S. Harbert Hamilton. First edition, author’s edition. Eberstadt 131:94. Wynar 2597.

(1 vol.)

($250-500)

182. [COLORADO]. HILL, Emma Shepard. Dangerous Crossing and what Happened on the Other Side. Denver: Smith-Brooks Company, 1914. viii, 117 [2] pp., portraits of the author and her father at the time of the crossing, plate of their log cabin, text illustrations. 12mo, original gilt-lettered turquoise blue cloth. First two signatures a bit loose, otherwise a fine copy of a very scarce overland.

First edition. Graff 1887. Howes H481. Mintz 564. Wilcox, p. 59. The author was thirteen years of age when she crossed the plains from Ohio to Colorado during the Indian uprising of 1864. The first forty pages are devoted to the overland narrative, and the latter part of the book describes pioneer life in Colorado. An excellent account.

(1 vol.)

($600-1200)

183. [COLORADO]. History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado. Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1881.

(1 vol.)

($300-600)

184. [COLORADO]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado. Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1880.

Plus 1 other.

(2 vols.)

($250-500)

185. [COLORADO]. JACKSON, W. H. Centennial State: A Memorial Offering of the Business Men and Pioneers of Colorado. [Denver]: Rebanks, Wilson & Co., [1882]. [2 (letterpress text)], 26 leaves of heavy card stock containing 149 gold-toned albumen print photographs (city views, portraits, mining, architecture, scenery, etc., each page within red ruled border), images mounted on recto and verso of each leaf, Jackson identified as photographer on about half the images (others with no identification), most images and portraits identified either in letterpress below image, or the image itself, original pink tissue guards present. Dimensions of images vary, from approximately 4 x 6 inches (portraits and architecture) to 9 x 12 inches (city views, landscape, and a few architectural images, such as Tabor Grand Opera House, Denver Union Pacific Station, and Windsor Hotel). Folio, original full black morocco, gilt-lettered and decorated with gilt seal of Colorado, beveled edges. Other than minor outer wear, a splendid copy, the photographs pristine. Rare.

First edition of a superb work, affording excellent research and exhibit possibilities on Denver and Colorado. Wynar 2078. The accompanying letterpress text provides an enthusiastic history of “the youngest as well as the loveliest City of the Plains” -concluding: “So the Great American Desert has now bloomed and blossomed into this wonderful rose, which, by the aid and through the power of the photograph, we to-day present to the people of these United States.” Three of the large-format photographs form a panoramic view of Denver, together measuring 9 x 36 inches. Other town scenes are Georgetown and Leadville. Landscapes include Garden of the Gods, Pike’s Peak, Green Lake near Georgetown, and a train coursing its way through majestic Rockies scenery (wonderful image). Among the portraits are Governor Pitkin, H. A. W. Tabor, Henry M. Teller, William Gilpin, W. A. H. Loveland, D. C. Dodge, D. H. Moffatt, Jr., William Henry Jackson himself, and a few men whose names are followed only by the designation “Pioneer, 1860” (craggy old James Baker is the best of these).

Jackson’s skill and artistry are universally recognized. William H. Goetzmann states: “William Henry Jackson, the greatest of all Western photographers [with the] ability to capture the many scenes of sublime beauty in the West on his photographic plates and stereopticon slides, did more than anyone else to publicize the tourist’s West. Jackson, like the avant-garde writers, the scientists, and even the local colorists of his time, was helping to usher in a new era of realism that would in part replace, and at the same time, as far as subject matter was concerned, parallel the romanticism of an earlier day” (Exploration & Empire, pp. 499-500).

(1 vol.)

($5000-10,000)

186. [COLORADO]. LARIMER, William & William H. H. Larimer Reminiscences of General William Larimer and of his son William H. H. Larimer: Two of the Founders of Denver City - compiled from letters and from notes written by the late William H. H. Larimer of Kansas City, Missouri, by Herman S. Davis, Ph.D. Lancaster, Pennsylvania: [William Larimer Mellon], 1918. Privately Printed, 1918. 256 pp., folding table, photographic plates. 8vo, original three-quarter navy blue leather over marbled boards. Slight shelf wear at extremities, otherwise very fine. Very scarce.

First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains & Rockies 273. Graff 2400. Howes L102: “Larimer was among the earliest Pike’s Peak adventurers, and one of the founders of Denver.” Wilcox, p. 69.

(1 vol.)

($500-1,000)

187. [COLORADO]. MATHEWS, A. E. Pencil Sketches of Colorado, Its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery. N.p., 1961. Facsimile reprint of the 1866 edition, with additional material on Mathews. There are two copies of the 1961 edition in the sale, one on its on, this one, and one to be sold with the original edition of 1866 (see following lot).

(1 vol.)

($150-300)

188. [COLORADO]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

MATHEWS, A. E. Pencil Sketches of Colorado, Its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery. [New York], 1866. 16 pp., 23 tinted lithographic oversize plates by J. Bien (4 plates with 2 subjects each, and 3 plates with 4 subjects each, for a total of 36 images of principal towns, settlements, landscapes, and early mining processes). Oblong folio, original brown gilt-lettered and decorated cloth. Spine reinforced with brown library tape, covers worn and stained. Text and plates slightly browned and occasional light soiling or staining (mostly confined to blank margins), text and plates leaves with some small tears and wear to blank margins. The images themselves are very good to fine.

First edition. Bennett, p. 72. Eberstadt 106:208: “This marvelous series is of the highest historical importance, delineating accurately, as it does, the pioneer life, conditions, and scenes of a vast and then unsettled region. The pictorial record includes in its graphic presentation excellent views of Denver, Golden City, Black Hawk, Central City, Nevada, Russell Gulch, Idaho, Fall River, Profile Rock, Empire City, Elizabethtown, South Park, Mountain Lincoln, Pike’s Peak, Colorado City, California Gulch, etc.” Graff 2709. Howes M413. Streeter Sale 2171 (fetched $2,350 at the 1968 sale): “These views are celebrated for their documentary accuracy—apparently contemporary viewers could identify in the street views the rigs of various townspeople.” For excellent notes on some of the individual images, see LC Exhibit, -Colorado 12, 36, 59-67, 69 & 113. The only other copy of this book at auction since the Streeter Sale was a copy that brought $5,500 in 1986 at Sotheby’s New York. Included in the lot is a copy of the 1961 facsimile reprint.

(2 vols.)

($5,000-10,000)

189. [COLORADO]. MATHEWS, Alfred E. Gems of Rocky Mountain Scenery, containing views along and near the Union Pacific Railroad. New York: Alfred E. Mathews, 1869. 45 pp., 20 lithographic plates on tinted grounds. Folio, original purple gilt-lettered and decorated cloth. Backstrip reinforced with purple buckram cloth. Waterstained, the heavier staining mainly confined to blank margins and only occasionally touching images or borders. About six of the plates have a small section missing along right blank margin. Ex-library, with old pencil notes on title verso and ink stamps of the State Historical and Natural History Society, Denver, on title and about a half dozen plates (confined to blank margins).

First edition. Not in Bennett. Eberstadt 106:207. Graff 2708. Howes M411. Streeter Sale 2109: “Mathew’s famous lithographs were among the first true representations of the Rocky Mountains to be made available to the public.” Mathews states in his preface: “The lithographs embodied in this work are from a series of sketches made by the artist while sojourning in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Utah from the Fall of 1865 to the Winter of 1868. The expeditions were performed entirely alone, and principally with ponies and snow shoes. The pictures represent actual localities; and as they have been drawn on stone from the sketches by the author himself, have lost none of their original truthfulness.”

(1 vol.)

($1,500-3,000)

190. [COLORADO]. McMECHEN, Edgar Carlisle. The Moffat Tunnel of Colorado: An Epic of Empire. Denver: Wahlgreen Publishing Co., [1927]. Maps, portraits, plates, text illustrations, mostly photographic. 2 vols., 4to, original black padded morocco. Very fine in original dust jackets. With author’s signed presentation inscription to Clark Blickensderfer.

First edition, limited edition (#145 of 386 copies). This work traces the epic feat of creating a tunnel through the Continental Divide, fifty miles west of Denver. Handsomely printed tomes on one of the great American engineering feats, the construction of the Moffat Tunnel north of Berthoud Pass. The completion of the 6.1-mile tunnel (longest on the American continent) eliminated the worst of the snow hazard, thus providing an open gateway through Colorado.

(2 vols.)

($150-300)

191. [COLORADO]. Lot of 26 titles by Nolie Mumey, including:

MUMEY, Nolie. Old Forts and Trading Posts of the West: Bent’s Old Fort and Bent’s New Fort on the Arkansas River Volume I. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1956.

MUMEY, Nolie. The Singing Arrow: A Navaho Indian Story of Love and Truth. Denver: Golden Bell Press, 1958. Limited edition.

MUMEY, Nolie. Edward Dunsha Steele 1829-1865 Pioneer, Schoolteacher, Cabinetmaker and Musician: a Diary of his Journey from Lodi, Wisconsin, across the plains to Boulder, Colorado, in the year 1859. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1960. Limited edition (500 numbered and signed copies).

MUMEY, Nolie. Estelle Philleo: “Setting the West to Music” 1881-1936. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1955. Limited edition.

MUMEY, Nolie. History and Laws of Nevadaville. Boulder, Colo.: The Johnson Publishing Co., 1962.

MUMEY, Nolie. John Williams Gunnison (1812-1853) the Last of the Western Explorers: a History of the Survey Through Colorado and Utah with a Biography and Details of his Massacre. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1955. Limited edition.

MUMEY, Nolie. Bloody Trails Along the Rio Grande: A Day-to-Day Diary of Alonzo Ferdinand Ickis. Denver: Old West Publishing Co., 1958. Limited edition.

MUMEY, Nolie. Mountains in Reverie. Denver: Privately printed, 1962.

MUMEY, Nolie. Denver City and Auraria, the Commercial Emporium of the Pike’s Peak Gold Regions in 1859. [Denver, 1970]. Limited edition (50 numbered and signed copies).

MUMEY, Nolie. History of Tin Cup, Colorado (Virginia City): An Alpine Mining Camp Which Refused To Become a Ghost Town. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1963. Limited edition. With rarely found tokens and tin cup.

MUMEY, Nolie (editor). Original Contributions to Western History. Denver: Aircraft Press, 1952. Adams, Herd 2483.

MUMEY, Nolie. Cap, Pin, and Diploma: a History of the Colorado Training School the Oldest in the State for Nurses. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1968.

MUMEY, Nolie. Clark, Gruber and Company (1860-1865) A Pioneer Denver Mint: History of their Operation and Coinage. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1950. Limited edition.

MUMEY, Nolie. Colorado Territorial Scrip: Their History and Biographies of the Men Who Issued Them. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Co., 1966. Limited edition (350 numbered and signed copies).

MUMEY, Nolie. Poker Alice: Alice Ivers, Duffield, Tubbs, Huckert (1851-1930): History of a Woman Gambler in the West. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1951. Limited edition.

Plus 11 others.

(26 vols.)

($400-800)

192. [COLORADO]. Lot of 17 titles by Nolie Mumey, including:

MUMEY, Nolie. Greely Report. N.p., n.d.

Plus 16 others.

(17 vols.)

($200-400)

193. [COLORADO]. NORDENSKIOLD, Gustaf. The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde: Southwestern Colorado Their Pottery and Implements. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Soner, [1893]. [8] 174, iv [2] xi [1] pp., 61 plates, 12 of which are double-page (25 photographs, 9 photogravures, 6 tinted lithographs, 11 sepia-tone photographs, 10 line drawings, map 94 text figures). Folio, original three-quarter maroon cloth over blue printed boards. Minor shelf wear and chipping to fragile boards, else fine.

First edition, English issue, of the first thorough scientific investigation of Mesa Verde. The Swedish edition printed in Stockholm the same year had 44 fewer plates. Howes N174. Larned 671: “His contribution to the literature of this interesting field of American archaeology is one of the best that has ever been presented.... A good summary of the characteristics of Moki (Hopi) Indians of Arizona and of the condition of the Pueblos of New Mexico at the time they were first visited by white men in 1540, as well as a brief review of our present knowledge of the Pueblo tribes.... As a piece of book-making, [the book] has never been excelled by any work devoted to American archaeology. Most of the illustrations are magnificent.”

(1 vol.)

($1,000-3,000)

194. [COLORADO]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

REDPATH, James & Richard J. Hinton. Hand-Book to Kansas Territory and the Rocky Mountains’ Gold Region. New York: J. H. Colton, 1859. Pocket map and accompanying text ([1, ad] [1, blank] 177 [4, ads] [2, blank] [1, ad] pp., including text illustrations, such as “Sibley’s Tent.” 3 maps on 2 folding sheets, 2 of the maps with original coloring: (1) Kansas and Nebraska. 17-3/8 x 14-5/8 inches, colored; (2) [on same sheet as (2)]: Nebraska and Kanzas. Showing Pikes Peak and the Gold Region. 7-1/2 x 14-5/8 inches, colored; (3) Military Map of Parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota by Lieut. G. K. Warren. 16-3/4 x 30-3/4 inches. 16mo, original red blind-stamped gilt-lettered cloth. Spine almost detached and missing a half-inch section at center, spinal extremities chipped and corners worn, covers with mild to moderate staining, pastedowns and endleaves with marginal staining and spotting. The colored map sheet is very fine except for two or three mild foxmarks. The black and white map exhibits mild age-toning and has several small fold breaks (no losses).

First edition. Eberstadt 137:522: “The original ‘Pike’s Peak or Bust’ overland guide. With an account of the region; description of the routes, history of the gold discoveries; full information as to outfit, time to go, etc.” Graff 3437. Hafen 14. Howes R120. Plains & Rockies IV:343: “When LeRoy Hafen edited the Nolie Mumey facsimile reprint (Denver, 1954) [copy of this facsimile included with this lot], he noted that the work consists of two parts. The first part is a handbook on Kansas Territory, probably written before the discovery of gold. The second part comprises an appendix that also is directed to the settler and to preemption laws on public lands. The information from the gold fields is dated November 1858 or earlier.” Streeter 2131: “The significance of this guide for a collection of 1859 publications on the Colorado Gold Region is due to the second and third maps.” Wheat, Transmississippi West 995 & IV, pp. 178-79: “Perhaps the most ambitious guidebook of the 1859 group was the Hand-Book of Kansas Territory by James Redpath and Richard J. Hinton. Interesting is a discussion of ‘Proposed Territorial Organization’ stating that Congress has before it proposals for Colona or Jefferson Territory.” The primary lure of this pocket map guide is its early discussion and cartographic features relating to the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, but it should not be overlooked that this is a also a great item for Kansas-Nebraska.

Plus 1 other.

(2 vols.)

($5,000-10,000)

195. [COLORADO]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. By-laws of the Rocky Mountain Medical Association. Trinidad, Colo.: Urbano Chacon, 1875. [2] 4 pp. 8vo, uncut. Fine. Rare. First edition. A scarce and early Colorado imprint with medical interest, documenting one of the early medical societies organized in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Medical Association was established on March 4, 1874, at Trinidad, then a distributing point for Mexican trade in the southern part of Colorado Territory. Nolie Mumey’s copy of the present imprint is illustrated at p. 21 of A Century of Colorado Medicine [edited by Harvey T. Sethman] (Denver, 1971). Not recorded by McMurtrie & Allen (Early Printing in Colorado). Printer Chacon published and edited the Spanish-English newspaper Pioneer (or Colorado Pioneer), in Trinidad beginning in 1875. Three years later Chacon was in Taos, New Mexico, where he published El Espejo de Valle de Taos. The only other copy of the imprint that we can trace in the one sold by Michael Heaston to Yale in 1987.

Plus 1 other.

(2 vols.)

($1,500-3,000)

196. [COLORADO]. Lot of 8 titles, including:

SEMPLE, James Alexander. Representative Women of Colorado. Denver: Alexander Art Publishing Co., 1911. Limited edition (620 copies)

Plus 7 others.

(8 vols.)

($200-400)

197. [COLORADO]. Lot of 2 titles, including:

STONE, Wilbur Fisk (editor). History of Colorado. Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1918. 3 vols.

Plus 1 other.

(4 vols.)

($200-400)

198. [COLORADO]. Lot of 8 titles, including:

TIERNEY, Luke & William B. Parsons. Pike’s Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1941.

HAFEN, Leroy R. (editor). Reports from Colorado, the Wildman Letters, 1859-1865 with Other Related Letters and Newspaper Reports, 1859. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1961.

HAFEN, LeRoy R. (editor). Fremont’s Fourth Expedition: A Documentary Account of the Disaster of 1848-1849 with Diaries, Letters, and Reports by Participants in the Tragedy. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1960.

PEAKE, Ora Brooks. Colorado Range Cattle Industry. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1937.

Plus 4 others.

(8 vols.)

($300-600)

199. [COLORADO]. WALLIHAN, Mr and Mrs. A. G. Hoofs, Claws and Antlers of the Rocky Mountains. Denver: Frank S. Thayer, 1902. Photographic plates of game and hunting scenes. Folio, original full gilt-lettered suede. Fine. With an Introduction by William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill).

(1 vol.)

($100-200)

200. [COLORADO (DENVER)]. An History of the City of Denver: Arapahoe County. Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1880. 652 pp., vi [11]-652 pp., numerous lithographed and engraved plates (views, portraits, architecture), some text illustrations. 8vo, original thick three-quarter dark brown morocco over gilt-lettered and decorated cloth, a.e.g. Shelf worn, some staining to first few leaves (mostly blank and only lightly touching blank margins of frontispiece view and title (not affecting text or image), plates very fine.

First edition. Howes D262. Wynar 855. Not in Herd, Graff, Eberstadt, etc. Early discovery of gold; journalism in Colorado; politics and organization of the territory; climate; Civil War; stock raising; organization of the First, Second, and Third Colorado Regiments; descriptions of the mining districts; Ute War; Meeker Massacre; affairs at the White River Agency; the Ute question; defense of Col. Chivington’s actions at the Massacre of Sand Creek, etc. A mine of information on early Denver.

(1 vol.)

($300-600)


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