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Ranching Catalogue Part 1 (Authors A-C)

Items 1026-1050

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1026. COLORADO. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Official Souvenir and Manual of the Fifteenth General Assembly and State of Colorado: Being a Collection of Portraits, Engravings, and Biographies of the State Officials.... Together with Other Things of Interest in the State of Colorado. Denver: E. J. Miller, 1905. 264 [1] [ 5, index] [12, ads] pp., double-page plate (photograph of the Stevens Mine), profusely illustrated (mostly photographs and portraits). Oblong 4to, original red cloth decorated in gilt and silver, with photograph of the Colorado State Capitol on upper cover. Cover photograph browned, moderate outer wear, front hinge broken, internally fine.
First printing. Wynar 7318. Mostly a mug book with much on mining and a section on the industries of Colorado, including information and statistics on stockraising, the Union Stock Yards, and the Denver Stock Yards Bank. Some of the biographies are of prominent ranchers. $150.00

1027. COLORADO. [STATE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION]. The Story of Colorado: Farming, Mining, Manufacturing; Eastern Colorado [wrapper title]. Denver: Brock-Haffner Press, [1918]. 31 [1] pp., text illustrations (mostly photographic, some full-page). Small 4to, original full-color pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Fine.
First printing? Wilcox, p. 30. Wynar 5173. In addition to statistics and commentary on the overall state stock industry, there is a county-by-county analysis, for Eastern Colorado, of industries such as “stock-raising and dairying.” $60.00

1028. COLORADO. [STATE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION]. The Story of Colorado, Farming, Mining, Manufacturing, Northwestern Colorado [wrapper title]. Denver: Brock-Haffner Press, [1918]. [16] pp., text illustrations (mostly photographic, some full-page). Small 4to, original full-color pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Spine reinforced with cloth tape, else fine.
First printing? Similar to preceding, but with a county-by-county analysis for Northwestern Colorado, with much on stockraising. $50.00

1029. COLORADO. [STATE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION]. The Story of Colorado, Farming, Mining, Manufacturing, Southwestern Colorado [wrapper title]. Denver: Brock-Haffner Press, [1918]. 15 [1] pp., text illustrations (mostly photographic, some full-page). Small 4to, original full-color pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Covers detached and torn at edges, interior fine.
First printing? Along with statistics and commentary on the stock industry statewide, there is a county-by-county analysis, for Southwestern Colorado, of industries such as cattle and sheep raising. $50.00

1030. COLORADO TERRITORY. Council Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. First Session. Begun and Held at Denver, September 9th, A.D., 1861. Denver: Thos. Gibson, Colorado Republican and Herald Office, 1862. 198 pp. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers, sewn. Wraps dusty and stained (heavier on lower wrap), lower right blank corner of upper wrap torn away, blue pencil notation “M” on upper wrapper, first few leaves dog-eared at lower corner, internally fine.
First edition of a very early Colorado imprint (printing began in Colorado in 1859). McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 28: “The session ended November 8, 1861, and this journal was probably printed early in 1862.” Streeter Sale 2149. This imprint documents the earliest legislative assembly for Colorado Territory, including the first legislation relating to stockraising and brands (“An act concerning marks and brands for animals”; “An act to prevent non-residents from importing stock into the Territory of Colorado, for grazing purposes”; “An act concerning lost goods and estrays”; “An act to create a lien in favor of ranchmen and others”; etc. $750.00

1031. COLORADO TERRITORY. Council Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Fourth Session.... [and] ...Fifth Session.... [and] ...Sixth Session.... [and] ...Seventh Session.... Denver: Byers & Dailey, Printers, Rocky Mountain News Office, 1865; Central City: David C. Collier, Miners’ Register Office, 1866, 1867, 1868. 157 [3]; 170 [4]; 147 [1]; 188 pp. 4 vols. in one, 8vo, late nineteenth-century three-quarter maroon roan over brown cloth. Ex-library: From the State Library in Denver, with small inkstamps (second leaf of first imprint, on titles of other three imprints, at least one more on lower pastedown). Front pastedown with typed deaccession note on Colorado Supreme Court Library stationery, dated November 22, 1944, and signed by Librarian George A. Trout. Lower cover detached, upper cover almost detached, spine chipped, internally fine except for the inkstamps.
First editions of early Central City imprints. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 52, 66, 78, 93. Though mostly about organizational procedures, mining interests, regulation of game, Native Americans, infrastructure, and irrigation, the scant information related to cattle is interesting, such as House Bill No. 4 (Sixth Session): “A bill for an act to prohibit the introduction of Texas cattle into Colorado Territory.” $990.00

1032. COLORADO TERRITORY. Council Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Sixth Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, Printer, Miners’ Register Office, 1867. 147 pp. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, stitched. Wraps dusty, creased, and with two tiny holes and light chipping at spinal extremities, title and a few leaves soiled.
First edition of an early Central City imprint. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 78. This is one of the individual volumes bound into preceding, with the interesting reference to House Bill No. 4, which prohibits the introduction of Texas cattle into Colorado Territory. $330.00

1033. COLORADO TERRITORY. Council Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Seventh Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, Register Office, 1868. 147 pp. 8vo, original light green printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers darkened, internally fine, with contemporary signature of E. C. Parmelee and his ink stamp on upper wrap.
First edition of an early Central City imprint. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 93. This Council Journal contains a couple of bills related to grazing and other aspects of the livestock industry, as well as a lengthy diatribe on election irregularities questioning votes from some apparently fictional ranch precincts. $330.00

1034. COLORADO TERRITORY. Council Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Eighth Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, Register Office, 1870. 289 pp. 8vo, original violet printed wrappers, stitched. Fragile wrappers worn, chipped, and faded; stains, creases, or smudges to a few text pages, otherwise very good.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 114. The governor’s message addresses ranching and states: “The grasses throughout the whole Territory are so abundant and nutritious that stock-raising is destined to be one of the most essential elements of our permanent prosperity.” Also discusses management of pastoral lands, with abstracts of assessments for each county containing detailed information on numbers of stock animals and their value. $330.00

1035. COLORADO TERRITORY. Council Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Eighth Session.... [and] ...Ninth Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, Register Office, 1870 & 1872. 289 [3]; 16, 326 pp. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, early nineteenth-century three-quarter maroon roan over brown cloth. Ex-library from the State Library in Denver, with several small inkstamps (on pastedowns, titles, and a few other leaves); deaccession letter from the State Supreme Court Library signed by Librarian tipped in. Binding worn, spine chipped, and upper cover detaching, internally fine. The first 16 pages of the second volume are bound in twice.
First editions. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 114, 147, pp. 76-77. Among new material covered in the Ninth Session is changing the Committee on Agriculture to the Committee on Agriculture and Stock-Growing, and a bill in regard to “Driving, Herding, and Rounding.” $440.00

Early, Important Colorado Imprints

1036. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Joint Resolutions, Memorials, and Private Acts, Passed at the First Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado...Together with...the Organic Act of the Territory [and] General Laws of...the Second Session.... Denver: Thos. Gibson, Colorado Republican and Herald Office; Denver: Rocky Mountain News Printing Company, 1861 & 1862. 7 [1] 578 [2]; [7] 42-166 [2] pp. (complete). 2 vols. in one, 8vo, original law sheep, red and black leather spine labels. Covers rubbed and stained, hinges cracked, internally fine except blank margins of first and last few leaves browned. Small orange printed label of Rocky Mountain News on upper pastedown. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of E. C. Parmelee, Central City, Gilpin County, along with blind embosures from Parmelee’s notary seal, and his gilt-lettered ownership spine label. Tipped in following title are two separate one-leaf federal acts: (1) An Act to Regulate the Elective Franchise in the Territories of the United States, Department of State, March 8, 1867 (guarantees the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude); and (2) An Act Amendatory of the Organic Act of Colorado Territory, S.114, March 30, 1867 (sessions to be biennial, terms of council members to be 4 years, and those of house members two years, with both receiving $6 per day and the present mileage allowed by law, etc.). A third tipped-in leaf contains a newspaper clipping with public notice of the second act. A few condition problems, but a desirable copy in original sheep binding, with the tipped-in federal acts relating to Colorado Territory, and from the library of a Colorado pioneer.
First editions of two early Colorado Territory imprints, one of which is a foundation item for Colorado history, containing the first Organic Act of the Territory. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 26, 33. The 1861 General Laws with the “Organic Act of the Territory” is a mine of information on the organization of Colorado Territory; for its content and early printing date, it is a cornerstone volume for any really serious collection on Colorado history. Of ranching interest is the text of laws relating to grazing regulations, taxation of livestock, limitations on importation by non-residents, liens on livestock, etc. $1,375.00

1037. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, and Joint Resolutions, Memorials and Private Acts, Passed at the Fourth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... Denver: Byers & Dailey, 1865. 161 [2] pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stitched. Light wear to fragile wraps, otherwise very fine.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 54. Includes an amendment to “An Act for the Protection of Farmers against the Depredations of Stock in the Counties of Weld and Douglas” and an act in regard to restraining sheep, hogs, and stallions from running at large. A Joint Memorial to the President of the United States dated February 8, 1865, indicates the perils that ranchers and others in remote areas were experiencing. The Legislative Assembly declares that “the Indian tribes of the plains now at war with the people of this and adjacent Territories...have brutally murdered many of our people without regard to age, sex, or condition; they have driven our citizens from the sparsely populated portions of our Territory, and from the lines of travel leading to the States; they have intercepted our communication with the east, so that our people are unable to obtain necessary food and clothing which they do not produce, and cannot obtain elsewhere.” The proposed remedy offered is the establishment of one military district composed of Colorado Territory, western Kansas and Nebraska, and the territories of Utah and Montana, and placing it under the command of Brigadier General Connor. $385.00

1038. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Joint Resolutions, Memorials, and Private Acts Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... Central City: David C. Collier, Miners’ Register Office, 1866. 190 [1] pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers. A poor copy: Upper wrap detached, the entire volume worn, chipped, and water-damaged. Contemporary ink ownership inscription of Paul L. Littler on upper wrap.
First edition of an early Central City imprint. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 68. Amendments to acts on fencing, stock with non-resident owners, and permitting stock to run at large, extension of stock law to Pueblo and Huerfano counties. A joint memorial to the President of the United States repeats the same problems and proposals regarding Native Americans as in the preceding item. $190.00

1039. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Joint Resolutions, Memorials, and Private Acts Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... [and] ...Sixth Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, Miners’ Register Office, 1866 & 1867. 190 [2]; 159 [1] pp. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, original beige and pink printed wrappers bound into contemporary law sheep, red and black spine labels. Minor wear to sheep spine, original wrappers soiled and lightly worn, a few small, unobtrusive ink ownership stamps, upper corner of second wrapper lightly water-stained, overall a very good copy.
First editions of two early Central City imprints. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 68, 80. The laws of the Sixth Session include the act to prohibit the introduction of Texas cattle into Colorado Territory (to deter the spread of “Texas Fever”), as well as an act to repeal protections of farmers against the depredations of stock in Douglas and Ward Counties. Joint resolutions and memorials at the end include one addressed to the Secretary of the Interior begging “Removal of the Ute Indians” and another requesting a military government for Utah because “the disgraceful state of affairs existing in the adjoining territory of Utah; the utter insecurity of the lives and property of ‘Gentiles;’ the determination of the Mormon leaders to prevent all others than those belonging to their peculiar faith, settling on the public domain with the boundaries of Utah.” $440.00

1040. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Joint Resolutions, Memorials, and Private Acts, Passed at the Sixth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... Central City: David C. Collier, Printer, Miners’ Register Office, 1867. 159 [1] pp. 8vo, original maize printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled and worn, blue pencil notation “M” on upper wrap, a few stains and smudges to text, blank corner of one leaf torn away, generally very good.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 80. Includes the act to prohibit the introduction of Texas cattle into Colorado Territory (to deter the spread of “Texas Fever”), as well as an act to repeal protections of farmers against depredations by stock in Douglas and Ward Counties. This volume contains the memorials cited in preceding entry. $220.00

1041. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Joint Resolutions, Memorials, and Private Acts, Passed at the Eighth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... [and] ...Ninth Session.... [and] ...Tenth Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, at the Register Office, 1870, 1872 & 1874. 180 [2]; 247 [1]; 347 [1] pp. (index leaves of second volume bound before title). 3 vols. in one, 8vo, contemporary law sheep, red and black spine labels. Upper cover detached (early attempt to reattach using a strip of sheep), binding worn and rubbed, corrections (mostly pencil) to text in second volume, third title page browned, worn, and missing a portion of upper margin (loss of a portion of the first two words of title). Contemporary ink ownership inscription of J. B. Shaw on inner leaves.
First editions. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 116, 149, 202. The eighth session includes repeal of law prohibiting Texas cattle in Colorado and regulations regarding herding in specific areas. The ninth session has laws on herding, branding and care of stock; compensation for stock killed by railroads; appointing sheep inspectors; fencing; etc. All three of the volumes contain memorials at the end requesting assistance against depredations by regional tribes, mentioning how these problems impede stockraising, agriculture, and mining. The volume for the ninth session contains the important memorial asking that Colorado Territory be organized as a state and admitted to the Union: “In support of our request, we present the following facts: Referring to our natural advantages and wealth...we offer these remarks: The arable lands are more extensive than in any other portion of the Rocky Mountain country...the entire area of the Territory furnishes the best of grazing facilities” (pp. 228-29). Another memorial requests a military post at Ishapa, Las Animas County: “The point designated and the adjacent country, both in Colorado and New Mexico, is and has been for years past greatly exposed to depredations from Indians as well as lawless men from Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.... Your memorialists would suggest that the section of country referred to, is one of the richest and most desirable upon the continent” (pp. 234-35). See separate volume of tenth session next for details on an important memorial relating to stockraising and transportation. $495.00

1042. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Private Acts, Joint Resolutions, and Memorials Passed at the Tenth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... Central City: Register Printing House, 1874. 347 [1] pp. 8vo, contemporary law sheep, red and black leather spine labels. Covers worn (especially spine), upper portion of spine detaching, small bookdealer’s inkstamp on front flyleaf, some browning to first and last few leaves, title page with a few small stains and lower blank corner torn away.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 202. Many regulations in regard to stock, addressing altering or defacing brands, control of livestock, rustling, sheep herding in certain counties, County Assessors’ valuations of livestock, cattle guards, fences, irrigation, stock stealing pronounced grand larceny, etc. Several of the memorials at the end have ties to stockraising, such as a memorial requesting improved transportation and communication between Colorado and commercial centers in the Mississippi Valley and the east (“The great boon to be accomplished by this...is that it brings quickly and readily into the market our vast productions of wool, cattle, hides, and other results of our pastoral husbandry” (pp. 325-26). $165.00

1043. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws, Private Acts, Joint Resolutions, and Memorials, Passed at the Eleventh Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... Denver: William N. Byers, 1876. 223 [1] pp. 8vo, original violet printed wrappers, stitched (lower wrap detached but present). Wrappers sunned, lower wrap and last few leaves gouged.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 273. Several acts in regard to brands and fencing. A memorial to the House and Senate of U.S. Congress requests the establishment of a military post in southwestern Colorado in order to protect the remote settlers from depredations by unfriendly Ute, Piute, Apache, and Navajo tribes who “on account of their remoteness from any military power, have hitherto committed such depredations as they chose, without fear of punishment.” Cited are attacks on the Hayden surveying party and settlers: “The settlers in the valleys of the Animas, La Plata, and Mancos are living in constant fear of outrages upon their lives and property. Under these circumstances, the development of that section of country must, of necessity, be greatly retarded; and so long as the constant danger of Indian hostilities exists, its rich mining, pastoral, and agricultural resources must be almost untouched, instead of contributing largely to the material wealth of our country” (pp. 205-07). $165.00

1044. COLORADO TERRITORY. General Laws...Passed at the Eleventh Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado.... Denver: William N. Byers, 1876. Another copy, variant wrappers. 8vo, original green printed wrappers, stitched. Fragile wrappers chipped (especially at spine and edges), lightly soiled, and with faint pencil notations on lower wrap, first few leaves soiled, otherwise fine. $195.00

1045. COLORADO TERRITORY. House Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Fourth Session.... Denver: Byers & Dailey, Printers, Rocky Mountain News Office, 1865. 215 pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stitched. Head and foot of spine lightly chipped, wrappers browned, blue pencil notation “M” on upper wrap, but still a very fine copy.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 53. Though material in regard to ranching is thin in the fourth session, this volume does include data relative to tolls for various stock on roads and an act in regard to restraining sheep, hogs, and stallions from running at large. A section on the “Indian War” refers to the lack of assistance from the federal government due to the Civil War and decries the suspension of agricultural and other pastoral pursuits due to the hostilities. Superb Civil War content in this volume, including success in routing “rebel hordes.” $330.00

Black Hawk Imprint

1046. COLORADO TERRITORY. House Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Fifth Session.... Black Hawk, [Colorado]: O. J. Hollister, Printer, Mining Journal Office, 1866. 188 pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers moderately soiled and chipped, blue pencil notation “M” on upper cover, stain at lower corner (not affecting text).
First edition of the only book printed at Black Hawk during the Territorial period. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 67 & pp. 81-82 (title illustrated opposite p. 82): “Black Hawk, a mining town within five miles of Central City, was venturesome enough to undertake a newspaper during the disturbed conditions of Civil War days and thus became the seventh Colorado point at which printing was established.... Black Hawk was important enough in its time to be entrusted with a bit of official printing. The journal of the house of representatives of the fifth session of the territorial legislature was issued with the imprint ‘Black Hawk: O. J. Hollister, Printer, Mining Journal Office, 1866.’ This pamphlet of 188 pages is the only book imprint recorded from Black Hawk during the period covered in this study [1859-1876].” Contains proceedings in regard to amendments to acts on fencing; stock of non-resident owners; permitting stock to run at large; introduction of stock into Huerfano, Pueblo, Fremont, Jefferson, Boulder, and Costilla Counties for the purpose of grazing; etc. $385.00

1047. COLORADO TERRITORY. House Journal of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Colorado. Eighth Session.... Central City: David C. Collier, at the Register Office, 1870. 231 pp. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stitched. Ex-library: ink inscription on upper wrap and inkstamps of the State Historical and Natural History Society in Denver (two on upper wrap, two on title, and several on internal leaves). Fragile wrappers worn and with marginal chipping (no losses), text fine.
First edition. McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 115. Discussions in the eighth session include repeal of the law prohibiting Texas cattle (because of Texas Fever); regulations regarding herding in specific areas; collection of taxes per head for all cattle and sheep imported into the county of Conejos. Of other interest is A. H. deFrance’s impassioned plea for granting women the right to vote “however much men may ridicule the question, and however much they may seem in that way to avoid its decision and ignore its importance in the future political economy of the country, the fact can no longer be disguised that the question of the right of women of America to a voice in the political affairs of the government under which we live, is the one great vital question of the day. Negro Suffrage has gone into the past, and no longer supplies food for political discussion. In its wake, and as one of its necessary corollaries, follows the question of Female Suffrage” (pp. 59-60). $190.00

1048. COLORADO TERRITORY. Mining Laws Enacted by the Legislature of Colorado from First to Ninth Session, Inclusive, and the Laws of the United States Concerning Mines and Minerals, Together with Laws and Information Concerning Farming and Grazing Lands. To March, 1873, Including Instructions for Proceedings to Obtain Titles &c. Fourth Edition. Central City: Collier & Hall, Register Office, 1873. 100 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stitched. Very fine, a few pages unopened.
Fourth edition, revised and considerably enlarged to include recent legislation. These vital laws for the development of Colorado’s resources were first printed at Central City in 1867 (48 pp.); a second edition came out the same year, also with Central City imprint (50 pp.); a third edition, again published at Central City, appeared in 1872 (58 pp.). McMurtrie & Allen, Early Printing in Colorado 172: “Printed before June 12, 1873, when David C. Collier retired from the firm of Collier & Hall. On the wrapper title is the terminal date ‘To March, 1873.’” Not in Wynar. This book contains the laws of the United States and Colorado Territory in regard to agricultural and pastoral lands. On page 3 is “Extracts from land, homestead, and soldiers’ bounty land laws, together with the necessary instructions for securing homes and ranches in and out of the mountains.” $220.00

1049. COLORADO TERRITORY. Mining Laws...Together with Laws and Information Concerning Farming and Grazing Lands.... Fourth Edition. Central City: Collier & Hall, Register Office, 1873. Another copy, variant wrappers. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stitched. Thin section of wrapper margins browned, otherwise very fine. $165.00

1050. COLORADO TERRITORY. Mining Laws...Together with Laws and Information Concerning Farming and Grazing Lands.... Fourth Edition. Central City: Collier & Hall, Register Office, 1873. Another copy, variant wrappers. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers lightly rubbed, soiled and chipped, otherwise very fine. $150.00


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