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By E.P. Tenney.
by the Rumford Press, and published at
, 1910. Original gold-embossed,
illustrated, black cloth binding; gold print on spine; 243 pages. E.P. Tenney was the first president of
Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This book is about
Tenney's travels in the West, and his work in the development of Colorado
Springs and establishment of Colorado College. Very fine in very good dust jacket.
LEGENDS OF THE PIKE'S PEAK REGION:
The Sacred Myths of the Manitou.
by Ernest Whitney
Assisted by William S. Alexander. Illustrated by Thomas C. Parrish, Colorado
Springs artist and promoter. Published
by The Chain & Hardy Co.,
Colorado, 1892. Original blue printed white
covers; 52 pages. Very good plus condition. Tipped in receipt from Rosita,
Colorado, 1876, signed by Thomas C. Parrish.
TREAD OF PIONEERS
Charles H. Leckenby, compiler.
Some Highlights in the Dramatic and Colorful History of
Northwestern Colorado. From the Pilot Press, by the Steamboat Pilot,
Colorado, 1944, first edition. Original green cloth binding with gold embossing on front
cover and spine; 206 pages, plus index; half-tone illustrations. Signed by
Leckenby. Condition: very good plus to near fine.
LAKE: THE PIONEERS
By Mary Lyons Cairns
World Press, Inc.: Denver,
Colorado,1946, first edition. Original red cloth binding with black print
on front cover and spine; maps on end papers; 295 pages.
Original advertising brochure included. Near fine in near fine dust
jacket. "Grand Lake: The Pioneers is a
stirring narrative as exciting as fiction, picturing in a vivid yet simple way
the founding of what is now one of the most widely known areas in
Colorado. It tells of the Indian Tribes who roamed these mountains --
their intrigues, their battles, their superstitions, and their ultimate
banishment. It brings to life many of the exploits of European nobles who
came for unspoiled hunting; it relates romantic and tragic incidents in the
lives of the first white settlers, and tells how they made their own good
times. Here the ghost towns are revived with all their hope and
promise. The church, the school, the trails, the roads -- all had colorful
beginnings ...." Inscribed by author.
THE OLDEN DAYS, A Companion Book to
: THE PIONEERS
By Mary Lyons Cairns.
The World Press, Inc.:
Colorado, 1954. Original red cloth binding
with black print on front cover and spine; maps on end papers; 242 pages. Fine in fine dust jacket.
NOTES OF THE
By Lloyd Shaw
Decorations by C.E. Butner.
Apex Book Company, 1916, first edition.
Original illustrated green cloth binding; gold print on front cover and
spine; 242 pages. "If you love the out-of-doors and know
the faces of many of its wild folk, this book is yours. It makes no
pretensions of being a scientific treatise, a guide book or a key. It
makes no claim to completeness. Its plan is of the wild, a flash of
blossoms here, a bird fluttering overhead, a chipmunk scurrying by and the
singing of the unruled wind in the pines ... During the summer of 1916 the
author wrote a series of articles for the Colorado Springs Gazette,
following the wild things through a season ...." Near fine condition; missing front fly-leaf.
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