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Pingenot Auction, Lot 55

55. BYERS, William N. Encyclopedia of Biography of Colorado: History of Colorado. Vol. I. Chicago: Century Publishing & Engraving, 1901. 477 pp., portraits. 4to, original full decorated calf, with title in gilt on front cover and spine, a.e.g. Fine copy.
        First edition. Wilcox, p. 20. Wynar 124. Not in Adams, Herd. Pingenot: The engraved portraits are very well executed. Only volume one was published. In addition to this work’s biographical aspects, Byers has included some interesting historical material. This includes the Indian War, 1864-65, Raid of Texas Guerillas, the Second Ute War, Frémont’s Five Expeditions, the Santa Fe Trail, the State of Jefferson, Constitutional Convention, Live Stock and Dairy, Assassination of Italians, etc.
($300-600)