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COLORADO

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Rare books, old maps and photographs, original ledgers and journals, historical documents and other hand-written and published on early Colorado history.

 

COLORADO STATE FIREMENS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION 1918, GEORGETOWN, COLORADO

Second Annual Convention.  Colorado State Firemen's Association.  Held at Georgetown, Colorado.  August 22, 23 and 24, 1918.  Compiled and published under the auspices of The Citizens of Georgetown and The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department, celebrating its Fiftieth Anniversary.  Illustrations and design, half-tone engravings and zinc etchings by The Cocks-Clark Engraving Co., Denver, Colorado, 1918.

Original illustrated gray wrappers; 64 enamel-coated pages.  Illustrated with photographs of Colorado locations, buildings, towns, mines, fire department buildings and equipment, fire department personnel, and scenery.  Dimensions: 12-1/4 inches in width by 9-1/2 inches in height.  Condition: fine.

Some of the descriptive articles contained in this publication include: The Fire Fighter; Roster of Denver Membership; Roster of Georgetown Fire Department, 1918; History of The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department by W. E. Swanton; A Brief History of Georgetown by Father M. P. Boyle.  Numerous local and regional advertisements.

Price:  $875.00

 

COLORADO: United States, America; Its History, Geography, and Mining, 1869

Old, R.O.  COLORADO: United States, America; Its History, Geography, and Mining, by R.O. Old; London: Published under the auspices of the British & Colorado Mining Bureau, Bartholomew House, Bank of England, 1869.  Original printed wrappers; 64 pages, with foldout MAP OF COLORADO TERRITORY, United States (dimensions: approximately 9 inches by 7 inches), with short Denver directory, schedule of ores from mining districts, miscellaneous businesses, and local advertisements.  Very good condition, spine strengthened.

Price:  $2,275.00

 

 

SILVER MINING REGIONS OF COLORADO, 1865

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By J. P. Whitney

SILVER MINING REGIONS OF COLORADO, with Some Account of the Different Processes Now Being Introduced for Working the Gold Ores of that Territory.

New York: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway, 1865

Original printed tan wrappers; 106 pages.

Description of silver mining regions in Clear Creek and gold mining regions of Gilpin County, Colorado Territory, along with reduction processes, mining laws, and testimonials.  A very early promotional publication of the silver and gold mines of the young Colorado Territory.

Price:  $975.00

 

SUMMERING IN COLORADO, 1874, Colorado Territory

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Richards & Co., Publishers, No. 372 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado Territory, 1874.  Press of Wm N. Byers.  Original green cloth binding; gold print on front cover; 158 pages, plus advertisements.

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14 original albumen prints by Joseph Collier tipped into book.  Albumens are scenes from around the Colorado Territory, such as Central City, Garden of the Gods, Boulder Falls, Clear Creek Canon along the Colorado Central Railway, On the Grand River, etc.  Condition: very good plus; cloth cover shows some wear; however, pages are clean and fresh; photographs are bright and detailed.

Price:  $2,575.00

 

 

THREE YEARS AND A HALF IN THE ARMY; OR, HISTORY OF THE SECOND COLORADOS, 1885

Williams, Mrs. Ellen.  THREE YEARS AND A HALF IN THE ARMY; OR, HISTORY OF THE SECOND COLORADOS.  New York: Published for the Author by Fowler & Wells Company, 1885, first edition.  Original illustrated and embossed red cloth covers; gold and red print on front cover and spine; 178 pages; plus, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements; steel-engraved frontispiece of author.  Original green floral endpapers: front endpapers slightly marred; corner of back flyleaf torn and a triangle section of two inches by 3 inches missing.  Interior pages are bright and clean.  Top of spine frayed and one-fourth of an inch of cloth missing; bottom of spine also frayed with an eighth of inch of cloth missing.  Overall condition of book: good plus to very good.  From Preface:  "In placing this work before the public the author has but one aim; that is, to give to the Soldiers of Colorado a record which shall impart pleasure to themselves, their families and friends; the reading of it will take them over the same ground again, through the same hardships, showing their powers of endurance, of bravery and valor ...."  Accounts of battles with Confederate forces, Texans, and Native American Indians; also, experiences with Major Chivington.  Book includes a roster of the regiment.

Price:  $1,550.00

 

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