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Image for Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital

Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital

By: N/A

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, The Denver Chamber of Commerce: 1926

Stock No.: 78557

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A charming booklet touting the sights of Denver, Colorado and surrounding Rocky Mountains. With numerous b&w photos depicting notable buildings and mountain scenes. --- In stiff blue paper wraps. In good shape, though with back cover crease and a little yellowing to leaves. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 64 pages View more info

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First Annual Report of the Union Colony of Colorado: Including a History of the Town of Greeley, From Its Date of Settlement to the Present Time, with Descriptive Chapters

By: N/A

Price: $176.00

Publisher: New York, George W. Southwick: 1871

Stock No.: 82461

Condition: Fair


A sewn brochure reporting on the first year of existence of the Union Colony of Territorial Colorado, at the site of present-day city of Greeley. Includes information on agriculture, irrigation, climate, mountain scenery, flora, churches, schools, societies, etc. The colony was organized in 1870 as a utopian agricultural community with high moral standards by Nathan C. Meeker. Meeker, who had been a reporter and author, later became an Indian agent in Western Colorado and died (along with 10 of his employees) at the hands of the Ute Tribe in what became known as the Meeker Massacre. The Union... View more info

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A Thousand-Year Rain: The Historic Flood of 2013 in Boulder and Larimer Counties [Colorado Floods of 2013]

By: N/A

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Pediment Publishing: 2013

Stock No.: 82532

ISBN: 1597254851

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The incredible 2013 flood which struck the northern Colorado Front Range areas from Boulder County north through Larimer County is documented in this collection of photos from area newspapers. With contributions from the Boulder Daily Camera, the Longmont Times-Call, the Loveland Reporter-Herald and the Estes Park Trail-Gazette. --- In textured black paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with representative photos on front and back and on flaps. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking markings but with one-inch tear to paper covering top of front joint. Bright jacket l... View more info

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Colorado Counties, 1963

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Colorado State Association of County Commissioners: 1963

Stock No.: 82791

Condition: Very Good


A county-by-county guide to the 63 governmental subdivisions of Colorado in 1963. Presented alphabetically by county, with black & white photos throughout. With a fold-out map showing areas of the state which are comprised of publicly-owned lands. --- In yellow softcovers, with color photo of Aspen area's Maroon Bells to cover. --- A bright, clean, tight copy but with rubberstamping and price sticker to cover; along with a little soiling.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 142 pages View more info

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We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher

By: ABBOTT, E. C. ("Teddy Blue"); SMITH, Helen Huntington

Price: $282.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82420

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A relatively scarce first edition of E. C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott's memoirs of his days driving cattle from Texas to Montana in the 1870s & 1880s. The story was told to "ghost writer" Helena Huntington Smith, who has supplied an introduction. With frontis map of the Texas Trail, several photos on plates and with drawings by Ross Santee. Includes a section of cowboy songs, with musical notations. Indexed. --- In rose cloth-covered boards with titling and illustration on wrap-around pasted-on band, spine titling stamped in gilt; green topstain. First edition ascertained by publishe... View more info

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Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains

By: ADAMS, Alexander B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1992

Stock No.: 81126

ISBN: 0880299061

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A biography of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull, who led his tribe's resistance to the U.S. Government. With a section of black & white photos near the back of the volume. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in beige cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with an image of Sitting Bull on the cover. --- With marked-over prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, bright copy. Jacket with a strip of yellowing along the top edge, otherwise nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 446 pages View more info

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Logging Railroads of the West

By: ADAMS, Kramer A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1961

Stock No.: 82807

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A summary of the railroads that were built to address the needs of loggers and mills in the Western U.S. With dozens of black & white photos depicting logging operations, locomotives, and several impressive but rather dodgy-looking trestles. Includes listing of logging railroads by state at rear of volume; indexed. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket with blue monochrome image of train pulling logs. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and tightly bound but with slight soiling to cloth. Jacket with rubbing, light chipping to edges and a little fading... View more info

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The University of Colorado 1876-1976: A Centennial Publication of the University of Colorado

By: ALLEN, Frederick S.; FOSTER, Mark S.; ANDRADE, Ernest, Jr.; MITTERLING, Philip I.; SCAMEHORN, H. Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82729

ISBN: 0151930007

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition. A history of the University of Colorado, published at the institution's centennial in 1976. With several black & white photos depicting scenes from the history of CU. This volume written by a committee of five CU historians, with general editorship by Frederick S. Allen. --- In full black cloth, with the University seal in silver to cover; titling in gilt to spine. Gold dust jacket with photo of campus scene to back panel. --- A sound, bright copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket with minor chafing to edges; else bright and intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); x... View more info

Image for Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)

Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)

By: APPLEGATE, Jesse A.; PORTER, Lavinia Honeyman (authors); RIDGE, Martin (editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81053

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoirs of American pioneers Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter. Applegate was an early leader on the Oregon Trail, and was credited with finding the Applegate Trail, an alternative, southerly route to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Lavinia Honeyman Porter's memoir of her Overland Trail journey, "By Ox Team to California" is also included. Edited by Martin Ridge. --- Includes a color map showing routes, a frontis engraved illustration of emigrants crossing the plains, and several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 87 in a... View more info

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Fryingpans West: Foods and Drinks from the Frontier

By: ARNOLD, Sam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Morrison, Colorado, Samuel P. Arnold: 1969

Stock No.: 70227

Condition: Very Good+


A stated 2nd edition of this collection of recipes used by Sam Arnold in his restaurant, situated in the foothills west of Denver and named "The Fort." Mr. Arnold served up fare that had been popular in the Old West, from meats and freshwater fish to chili-spiced dishes of various kinds as well as drinks. Illustrated in black & white by an unattributed artist. --- In stapled orange and yellow wraps with various ingredients and his Fort to the cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and lacking damages worthy of mention.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 50 pages View more info

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Six Racy Madams of Colorado

By: BANCROFT, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, Bancroft Booklets: 1965

Stock No.: 81646

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author, known for her previous writings about various topics on Colorado history, turns her attention to six women of early Colorado who operated "parlor houses". With several black & white photos. --- In stiff orange stapled wraps with sketch of one of her madams on cover. --- A clean, unmarked copy, but with slight discoloration to front cover.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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Famous Aspen: Its Fabulous Past--Its Lively Present

By: BANCROFT, Caroline

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, Bancroft Booklets: Golden Press: 1957

Stock No.: 82942

Condition: Very Good


A pictorial guide to the Aspen, Colorado area of the early 1950s. With black & white photos, many by Franz Berko and Margaret B. Chase. Originally published in 1951, this 3rd printing issued in 1957 by Bancroft Booklets (later printings were published by Johnson Publishing). --- In stiff wraps, with Berko photo of Aspen's Maroon Bells peaks to cover. --- An excellent copy though with a little rubbing to covers.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 56 pages View more info

Image for Denver! An insider's look at the high, wide and handsome city.

Denver! An insider's look at the high, wide and handsome city.

By: BARKER, Bill; LEWIN, Jackie

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82450

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition. Former radio and TV host Bill Barker and Jackie Lewin team up to tell all about Denver, it's history, and what sets it apart from other places. Signed 'Blessings!/Bill Barker/and/Jackie Lewin' on half title page. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos; maps at endpapers. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards. Price-clipped jacket with image of Denver and the Colorado capitol building to cover. --- A sound copy, though with minor edge wear and prior owner's inked notation to title page. Jacket with tears, a little soiling and minor chipping to edges; protected in removable mylar ... View more info

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A Quick History of Lake City, Colorado

By: BATES, Margaret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colorado, Little London Press: 1973

Stock No.: 82721

Condition: Very Good


A slim booklet describing the history of the small town of Lake City, in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. The town was an active center for gold and silver mining in the 1800s, and today is tourist destination. With numerous black & white photos. --- A softcover copy in stapled wraps. Booklet in very nice condition; clean and bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 36 pages View more info

Image for When Beauty Rode the Rails: A Pictorial Album of Old-time Railroading

When Beauty Rode the Rails: A Pictorial Album of Old-time Railroading

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83017

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this account, in words and pictures, of the glamorous days of railroading, when ". . .the starred performer was the brave engineer". With 223 pages of black & white photos and illustrations of locomotives, trains, people, stations and rail-side sights, which artistically depict the strange beauty of these railroads. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and silver on cover and spine. Jacket with color Howard Fogg painting of Pennsylvania & Reading RR train to cover. --- Once wrapped in an old-style Bro-Dart mylar dust jacket prot... View more info

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The Moffat Road (With folded map and supplemental appendices, signed, limited edition)

By: BOLLINGER, Edward T.; BAUER, Frederick

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Denver, Sage Books / Alan Swallow: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83012

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Number 456 in a limited edition of 2000 copies, so noted on a limitation page and signed by both authors, with full color Otto Kuhler painting. The story of the Moffat Road, "America's most colorful railroad" is told, with dozens of historic black & white photos, schematics and schedules. The road was notable for its Moffat Tunnel through the Continental Divide, as well as many other smaller tunnels. Folded map of the Moffat Road routes used by the Road's operating companies laid in. Also laid in is a separate publication in stapled wraps, which provides supplementary information about... View more info

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Historical Album of Colorado: Rush to the Rockies Centennial 1859-1959

By: BOWE, Richard J. (editor and publisher)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Richard J. Bowe: 1959

Stock No.: 82725

Condition: Very Good


A portfolio of color and black & white photos detailing the history of Colorado. The subjects are arranged by proximity to various towns and cities: Boulder, Durango, Greeley, Denver, etc. This work published in conjunction with the centennial of the "Rush to the Rockies" gold and silver rush of 1859. Labeled on cover as "An Official Souvenier". Unpaginated (about 48 pp). --- A softcover copy in stapled wraps with color image of a covered wagon, being guarded by an armed horseman. Booklet in very nice condition; clean and bright and lacking damages worthy of mention.; Oblong Oc... View more info

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Fred Rosenstock: A Legend in Books and Art

By: BOWER, Donald E.

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Flagstaff, Arizona, Northland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82576

ISBN: 0873581490

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition of a biography of Fred A. Rosenstock (1895-1986), a Denver-based antiquarian bookseller, collector, and dealer in books and fine art. The author traces Mr. Rosenstock's life, from birth in present-day Ukraine to his lengthy career as a bookseller in Denver. Much of the text was taken from interviews with the subject. Includes several black & white photos, and a color frontis photographic portrait of Mr. Rosentock. With a foreword by Frank Waters and a preface by the author. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in silver foil; blue endpapers. Unclipped jacket... View more info

Image for The Parks and Mountains of Colorado: A Summer Vacation in the Switzerland of America, 1868

The Parks and Mountains of Colorado: A Summer Vacation in the Switzerland of America, 1868

By: BOWLES, Samuel (author); PICKERING, James H. (editor)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1991

Stock No.: 82731

ISBN: 0806124083

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Massachusetts newspaper editor Samuel Bowles visited the mountains of Colorado in 1868 and described his travels there in a series of letters sent back to his paper, the Springfield Republican. The letters were later published as a book, which informed many in the eastern U.S. of the beauty of the Colorado Rockies. That book is republished here, in a modern edition, edited by James H. Pickering, who supplies an introduction and notes. Includes numerous black & white photos and a map. --- In full green cloth, with titling stamped in silver to spine. Dust jacket with wrap-around b&w reproduction... View more info

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Miracle on Cherry Creek: An Informal History of the Birth and Re-Birth of a Neighborhood

By: BRENNEMAN, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, World Press, Inc.: 1973

Stock No.: 78397

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history of the early days of Denver, Colorado. With many b&w photos. --- In white covers, with log cabin illustration on cover. A clean, firm and bright copy but with a little curling to textblock.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages View more info

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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Railroads in the West

By: BROWN, Dee

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1977

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82728

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of Dee Brown's examination of the importance of transcontinental railroads in building the American West. With several black & white photos and drawings, as well as maps of western rail routes at endpapers by Rafael Palacios. --- In full black cloth, with titling in gold and red foil to spine. Dust jacket with image of steam locomotive to cover. --- A sound, bright copy but with spot of soiling to top textblock edge. Jacket with sunned spine, sticker remnants to spine, and a little chipping and creasing to edges; else bright and intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall);... View more info

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The Shining Mountains [History of Golden, Colorado]

By: BROWN, Georgina

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Leadville, Colorado / Gunnison, Colorado, Georgina Brown / B&B Printers: 1976

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83747

Condition: Very Good


An illustrated history of Golden, Colorado from its beginnings during the gold rush of the 1850s through the 1970s. Much of the history of the surrounding region is also described. Illustrated throughout with black & white photos of people and scenes. With maps showing trails to the Pikes Peak Region inside covers. Signed on first page by the author. --- In off-white stiff wraps with rather fanciful drawing of a rail line advancing straight up a butte to cover. --- With some age-toning to covers, otherwise a sound, sturdy copy.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 252 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Ghost Towns of the Colorado Rockies

By: BROWN, Robert L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83749

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


First edition of this guide to the historic mostly-abandoned mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. There were ". . .something over 400. . ." of these towns, which rose up at the height of the rush to find gold and silver, many of which are completely abandoned or greatly reduced in size. With black & white photos throughout, depicting scenes and people of these places; map of Colorado at endpapers. --- In light brown cloth-covered boards with titling in black to cover and spine; printed on gloss coated leaves. Jacket with a couple of old black & white photos to front cover. --- An exce... View more info

Image for The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun [First Governor of New Mexico Territory] (Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior)

The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun [First Governor of New Mexico Territory] (Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior)

By: CALHOUN, James S.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82589

Condition: Very Good


A collection of letters by and to James S. Calhoun (1802-1852), acting in his position as Indian agent at Santa Fe, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New Mexico, and first Governor of New Mexico Territory. The letters sat in various locations in Washington, D.C. until organized and edited into this volume by Annie Heloise Abel, and published in 1915. A common thread in the letters is Mr. Calhoun's ". . .complaint of inadequate support from Washington." With an unattributed introduction (probably by Abel), and a set of 4 folded maps in rear pocket. The maps depict: 1) Sketch map of po... View more info

Image for The Brand Book of the Denver Westerners: Volume XXI (No. 518 of "Regular Edition" of 735 copies)

The Brand Book of the Denver Westerners: Volume XXI (No. 518 of "Regular Edition" of 735 copies)

By: CAMPA, Arthur L. (editor)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, The Denver Westerners, Inc. / Johnson Publishing Company: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81660

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Number 518 of 735 of this limited "Regular Edition". The 21st in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books consist of historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from somewhere in the American West. This 1965 version includes a story about gemstones in the West, Hispanic customs in the Southwest, The Killing of Wild Bill Hickok by Earl Scott and other topics. The stories are accompanied by lots of black & white photos and drawings by Raul Rossell. Edited by Arthur L. Campa. --- In dark green clot... View more info

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A Short History of Steam Trains Over Cumbres: Farewell to Cumbres

By: CHAPPELL, Gordon

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation: 1967

Stock No.: 82794

Condition: Very Good


A thin pictorial history of narrow gauge railroading over Southern Colorado's and Northern New Mexico's 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass, ("Los Cumbres"), the highest rail pass in the United States. The line also runs through the steep Toltec Gorge. Originally built starting in 1879 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the line ran from Alamosa, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico and ceased operations in 1967. However, a joint effort by the two states resulted in the 1970 rebirth of the line, renamed the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This book offers historic views of trains along these track... View more info

Image for The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and Rocky Mountains and of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe (Volume III only of a three-volume set)

The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and Rocky Mountains and of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe (Volume III only of a three-volume set)

By: CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83189

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Volume III only of this three-volume set, which details the history of the fur trade in the American West. Vol. III serves as an appendix to the first two, with index to the set. Also includes folded 23 in. x 23 in. map showing the trans-Mississippi area of 1807-1843, in a back pocket. A first edition (per Howes C.390). --- Bound in full green cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Deckled textblock edges. --- A very nice, tightly-bound copy but with acidic stain to front endpapers and prior owner's inked signature to front free endpaper. The folded map is somewhat brittle and exh... View more info

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Thirty Pound Rails

By: CHODA, Kelly

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Aurora, Colorado, The Filter Press: 1956

Stock No.: 83758

Condition: Very Good


A description of the various routes, passes, gorges and other challenges faced by the builders of narrow gauge railroads in the Rocky Mountains, especially by the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR and others. With plenty of black & white engraved illustrations depicting some of the rugged terrain in which the rails were laid. With a two-page map of the Rio Grande system in 1885 at mid-volume. The title is a reference to the weight of one yard of steel rail, as produced at a steel mill at Pueblo, Colorado and laid in the Rockies. --- A softcover copy, in yellow stapled wraps with wrap-around black... View more info

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Colorado: Yesterday and Today

By: COLLIER, Joseph; COLLIER, Grant

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Lakewood, Colorado, Collier Publishing: 2005

Stock No.: 83141

ISBN: 0976921804

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Scottish emigrant Joseph Collier became a notable pioneer photographer once he became established in Central City, Colorado in the late 1800s. His great-great-grandson Grant Collier followed Joseph Collier's footsteps and photographed modern versions of his ancestor's photos, taken in various Colorado locations. They are presented side-by-side in this impressive work. --- In pictorial dark brown covers with contrasting Collier/Collier image to front cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A bright, clean, newish copy lacking damages worthy of mention. (Due to the considerable weight of this item... View more info

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The R-G-S Story, Rio Grande Southern: Volume I, Over the Bridges. . . Ridgway to Telluride (Vol. 1 only of 12)

By: COLLMAN, Russ (author); McCOY, Dell A. (publisher)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Denver, Sundance Publications, Limited: 1990

Stock No.: 83356

Condition: Near Fine


A likely first edition of this first volume in the eventual 12-volume set, detailing the history of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. The railroad was the final narrow gauge line to be built in Colorado, starting in 1890. The trains served the mines and towns of southwestern Colorado, generally south of Montrose in Ridgway, Telluride, Rico, Dolores, and Durango. Being some of the most challenging, steep terrain in the Colorado Rockies, the RGS had to construct numerous bridges and trestles. This portfolio of historic and modern photos in black & white and color tells the story of the power uni... View more info

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Doniphan's Expedition: War with Mexico, 1846-1847 and the Conquest of New Mexico and California

By: CONNELLEY, William Elsey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Bryant & Douglas Book and Stationery Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82426

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An account of the campaigns waged during the Mexican-American War of 1846-47 led by Col. Alexander W. Doniphan in present-day New Mexico, California and northern Mexico. With two large fold-out maps and numerous smaller maps, photos, and drawings. Includes a reprint of the account by John T. Hughes of the campaign in New Mexico and Mexico. Back matter includes roster of participating troops and other pertinent articles by other authors. A first edition, in the Kansas City variant (Howes C.688). --- In full tan cloth-covered boards with illustration of troops on the march pasted to cover, titli... View more info

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The Great Diamond Hoax: And Other True Tales (Wyoming Frontier Series)

By: CONROE, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Johnson Publishing Company: 1983

Stock No.: 79538

ISBN: 0933472757

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Five true stories about hucksters and adventure seekers in the early days of what became the State of Wyoming. With map of Wyoming and many black and white photos. In orange stapled wraps. Exposure to moisture and dampstains and rippling to leaves, otherwise a sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Switzerland Trail of America: An Illustrated History of the Romantic Narrow Gauge Lines Running West from Boulder, Colorado: The Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific and the Colorado & Northwestern, Later the Denver, Boulder & Western

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Press, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83139

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A tribute to the narrow gauge railways built and operated in the 19th century to serve the mines and mining towns in the Colorado Rockies west of Boulder. The book tells the story of the Colorado & Northwestern RR; the Denver, Boulder & Western RR, the Colorado & Southern RR and the Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific RR. With four full color paintings (3 by Howard Fogg, 1 by Richard Ward) as well as hundreds of black and white photos, timetables, old ads and promotions and a few maps. Rear pocket contains two additional folded maps, showing route systems of two of the lines. A limited edition (no. 3... View more info

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Western Yesterdays: Volume I [Twenty-two Interviews with Venturesome Westerners]

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Publishing Co., Inc.: 1965

Stock No.: 83754

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated second printing, August 1965. Number one in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 22 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of a handsome Abbot-Downing stagecoach on the Boulder-Nederland route in Boulder Canyon. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked. ; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 86 pages View more info

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Western Yesterdays: Volume II [Twenty-six Interviews with Venturesome Westerners]

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Publishing Co., Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 83755

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Number two in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 26 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of a rail fence near the foothills of the Medicine Bow Mountains of Wyoming. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 90 pages View more info

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Western Yesterdays: Volume III [Twenty-five Interviews with Venturesome Westerners]

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Publishing Co., Inc.: 1965

Stock No.: 83756

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Number three in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 25 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of Creede, Colorado from a vantage point above the town in its canyon. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 94 pages View more info

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Western Yesterdays: Volume IV [Twenty Interviews with Venturesome Westerners]

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Publishing Co., Inc.: 1966

Stock No.: 83757

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Number four in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 20 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of a Colorado & Northwestern narrow gauge steam locomotive pulling cars at Sunset, Colorado in 1898. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 94 pages View more info

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He Hanged Them High: An Authentic Account of the Fanatical Judge Who Hanged Eighty-Eight Men

By: CROY, Homer

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York / Boston, Duell, Sloan and Pearce / Little, Brown and Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82554

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An ex-library, first edition copy of this biography of frontier Judge Isaac C. Parker. This account contends that Judge Parker sentenced 88 men to death by hanging, working out of Fort Smith, Arkansas as he administered justice in lawless western Arkansas and Indian country to the west. With black & white frontis photographic portrait of Judge Parker, as well as about 10 photos on plates (all present). First edition confirmed with "Forth" typo i.l.o. "Fort" at p.83 (per Six Guns 522). --- In gold cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in red to spine; red topstain. ... View more info

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Three Little Lines: The Silverton Railroad / Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly / Silverton Northern

By: CRUM, Josie Moore

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Durango, Colorado, Durango Herald-News: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83763

Condition: Very Good+


A history of three narrow-gauge railways that operated in the vicinity of Silverton, Colorado: The Silverton Railroad; Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly and Silverton Northern. The railroads were built to serve the many gold and silver mines and mills in the area. With a lengthy section of black & white photos and a fold-out map showing routes of the three lines. Number 161 of a limited edition of 2500 copies. --- A softcover copy, in stapled wraps with sepia photo of the hillside Corkscrew turntable to cover. --- An excellent copy: unmarked and sound.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 71 pages View more info

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Cherry Creek Gothic: Victorian Architecture in Denver

By: DALLAS, Sandra

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82987

ISBN: 0806109106

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this guide to early Denver architecture by Sandra Dallas. With over 200 photos and illustrations of an eclectic mix of structures. Endpapers illustrated with drawn maps of early Denver. --- In decorative red and black paper-covered boards w/titling and decorations on spine in gilt; orange topstain. Jacket with image of Victorian-era two-story Denver house. --- An very nice copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked. Price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of tears and crumpled bruise near tail of spine, else intact and protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9... View more info