Lot 263: Colorado State Directory for 1879

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Lot 263: Author: N/A; Title: Colorado State Business Directory with Colorado Mining Directory and Colorado Livestock Directory Departments, 1879; Place Published: Denver; Publisher: J.A. Blake; Date Published: 1879; Description: 296 pp. Several illustrated advertisements. (8vo) 19.5x13 cm (7¾x5") original cloth-backed printed boards."Containing a classified list of all the business and professional men, officers, societies, schools, churches, etc., lists of mining companies, mills, smelting and other works, cattle and wool growers, shippers, etc., and a complete directory of all the cities, towns, and mining camps of Colorado, together with postoffices, express, telegraph, railroad offices, etc." The title page states "Fifth Annual Volume" but OCLC locates no copies of any earlier editions and only a single copy of the present annual, at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. Not found in Adams, Eberstadt, Graff, Howes, etc. An 1880 edition appeared at auction in 1994 ($1323, Dorothy Sloan), no copies of the present edition appear in auction records. Previously in the collection of the Sutro Library, San Francisco, with bookplate, stamps, etc. Condition: Spine ends frayed, edges worn, hinges cracked; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $1000-1500
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