History of the City of Denver, Arapahoe County and Colorado
Chicago: O. L. Baskin and Company. Good. 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. An uncommon early history of Denver. Three-quarter leather over brown cloth with gilt. Beveled boards are worn with two one-inch patches of cloth missing on the front and wear on the front gilt. Cocked spine, cracked hinges, bumped and rubbed corners. All edges gilt, some wear on brown endpapers, and light soil on some pages. Laid in is a partial 1880s billhead from Denver with a handwritten list of names on the back. vi, -652 p,  leaves of plates. A view of Denver is listed in the contents but does not correspond to known collations of the book and is not present. The first section of the book is history and the second is biographical entries. The illustrations of many residences and buildings still standing today and the portraits of early denver businessmen make this volume a great pictorial reference. W. B. Vickers, an editor of the Denver Tribune known for his anti-Ute writings, is credited with the text. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 652 pp . (Inventory #: 010908)
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