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Original cloth binding and tipped-on front cover graphics.  W.F. Kavanagh and P.H. Knowlton, publishers.  Published by The Seeing Colorado Publishing Company, 1906.

Volume VI, Number 2.  194 pages; copiously illustrated with photographs.  Laden with informative articles concerning Cripple Creek and the Pikes Peak Region.  Lavishly presented.

Articles include, but not limited to: Cripple Creek's Golden Record for Fifteen Years; Cripple Creek's marvelous Production for the year; H.P. Reiton and His Diversified Business Interests; Larry Maroney, Pioneer Business Man of Cripple Creek; Charles Howbert and the Great Anchoria Leland Mine; J.H.S. Cox and His Numerous Mining Interests; The Hummer Mine and Its Brilliant Prospects; The City of Cripple Creek and Maid of Orleans Mine; Early History of Cripple Creek; Charles Walden and the Marvelous Katinka Mine; The Crescent Cattle Company's Great Ranch near Cripple Creek; Reminiscences of Cripple Creek; Michael Finnerty and the Dillon Mine on Battle Mountain; It Pays to Invest in Cripple Creek Mining Stocks; The National Hotel, a Magnificent Mountain Hostelry; and many, many other articles.

Association copy: presented and signed by W.F. Kavanagh.  Condition: very good plus; front endpapers present; pages clean and bright.

SEEING CRIPPLE CREEK NEW YEAR'S 1906, Condition: very good plus.

Price: $1,500.00


THE PORTLAND GOLD MINING COMPANY, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado

THE PORTLAND GOLD MINING COMPANY, Annual Report, 1906, Colorado Springs, Colorado; original tan printed wrappers, 29 pages, very good plus condition.  Reports from the president, Irving Howbert; Secretary and Auditor’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; Mine Manager; Mine Engineer; Consulting Engineer; Mill Report.  


THE PORTLAND GOLD MINING COMPANY, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado

THE PORTLAND GOLD MINING COMPANY, Annual Report, 1916, Colorado Springs, Colorado; original brown printed wrappers, 16 pages, very good plus condition.  Reports from the president, Frank G. Peck; Secretary and Auditor’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; Mine Manager; Mine Engineer; Consulting Engineer; Mill Report.




THE UNITED GOLD MINES COMPANY, Annual Report, 1904.  Original light tan printed wrappers; 48 pages; large format; profusely illustrated, with a fold out map of the Company’s mining property throughout the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District.  The United Gold Mines Company was an evolution of The Woods Investment Company of Cripple Creek, Colorado.  Numerous 8-1/2 by 11 inch photographs of mining properties throughout the Cripple Creek District.  Details of properties, productions, development work, with separate claim maps.  An excellent Cripple Creek gold mining company annual report.  Very good plus condition.  

Price: $1,500.00


Inscribed copy!


Written by Mrs. Emma F. Langdon.  First edition, published by the Press of the Victor Daily Record, Victor, Colorado.  Typographical Union Victor No. 275.  Original brown cloth with gold print on front cover; 248 pages; complete with all illustrations.

Inscribed and signed by Langdon on inner front end-paper.  The first edition of this book is centered mostly on the Western Federation of Miners' labor strike in Colorado City and Cripple Creek.  The two subsequent editions of this book added details on the WFM's strike in Telluride and Denver.  Three different cloth bindings have been noted for the first edition: a) green cloth; b) brown cloth; and, c) blue cloth.  No preferential state has been determined for these various bindings.

Emma Langdon wrote this book after her husband, Charles G. Langdon, a linotype operator, was arrested and placed, along with the rest of the Victor Daily Record staff, in the Goldfield bull pen.  The idea and actuality that the staff of a newspaper could be arrested for what it printed so enraged Emma Langdon that she became an ardent spokesperson for the Western Federation of Miners.  Few copies have been noted to be signed or inscribed by Langdon.  Condition: very good plus; a few light stain marks on back cover; otherwise, pages are bright and clean.  



(Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado)

By Count James Pourtales.  Margaret Woodbridge Jackson, translated from the original German.  With a Preface by Myron K. Blackmer.  The Colorado College: Colorado Springs, Colorado,1955, with dust jacket.  Number 393 of 500.  Printed by W.H. Kistler Stationery Co., Denver, Colorado.   Tipped in Isabella Gold Mining Co. stock certificate, #2500, issued to James Pourtales, July 2, 1895, signed by James Pourtales on back, and signed by Thomas C. Parrish as president; cancelled, very good condition.

Count James Pourtales was one of those rare entrepeneurs who had faith in the Womack gold discovery made on the southwestern slope of Pikes Peak.  He demonstrated this faith by investing time and energy into this new gold district in the early 1890s.  Book in original brown cloth binding with gold printing on front cover and spine; 249 pages.  Book in near fine condition; dust jacket chipped and stained, good only. 

Price: $500.00


THE CITY OF GOD IN THE CITY OF GOLD, By Omer Vincent Foxhoven.  June 1952; no printer nor publisher.  An Historical Sketch of the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District; of Victor.  “City of Mines ,” and of Saint Victor Church, on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee.   With a tribute to Father Downey by Lowell Thomas and Dr. Harry Thomas, and Local Color and Historical Anecdotes by Lillian Titmas.   Original copper-hued wrappers with black print on front cover; unpaginated, with advertisements.  Very good plus condition; previous owner's signature on front cover and endpaper.  Price: $95.00


FORGOTTEN MEN OF CRIPPLE CREEK:  A Story of the Mount Pisgah Gold Excitement, .by Leslie Doyle Spell and Hazel M. Spell.  Big Mountain Press: Denver, Colorado, 1959, first edition.  Original yellow cloth with brown print on front cover and spine; 160 pages; half-tone illustrations.  Condition: near fine (previous owner's note on title page) in near fine dust jacket (several small chips and two short repaired tears).  Price: $95.00

FORGOTTEN MEN OF CRIPPLE CREEK:  A Story of the Mount Pisgah Gold Excitement, .by Leslie Doyle Spell and Hazel M. Spell.  Big Mountain Press: Denver, Colorado, 1959, first edition.  Original yellow cloth with brown print on front cover and spine; 160 pages; half-tone illustrations.  Condition: near fine in near fine dust jacket, inscribed by authorsPrice: $175.00



Bunker, Hazel W.  HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL PARISH OF SAINT ANDREW AT CRIPPLE CREEK IN THE DIOCESE OF COLORADO , 1892 – 1958.  Original cloth binding; 95 pages.  Illustrations by Roy A. Butler.  Private Press of Thelma & John R. Evans, Parker, Colorado .  Number 7 of 300 copies.  Fine condition.  Price: $95.00


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We are always interested in purchasing large or small collections, from countless to single items.  We purchase Western Americana -- books, documents, maps, photographs, ledgers, journals, annual reports, manuscript material, memorabilia, etc.  We also purchase first edition literature, especially books or manuscripts that are signed/inscribed and dust-jacketed, such F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Ben Hecht, Eugene O'Neill, James Joyce, etc.  And, we are interested in science books, such as those by Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Paul Dirac, Linus Pauling, Steven Weinberg, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger, Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford. Max Planck, Ernrico Fermi, Robert Oppenheimer, etc.



"... But never again as during that all too short period when he and I were one person, when the fulfilled future and the wistful past were mingled in a single gorgeous moment -- when life was literally a dream...."  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from 'Early Success,' The Crack Up, October 1937

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