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Canada, J.W., ed
El Porvenir [cover title]
Denver & Omaha: El Porvenir Publishing Company, 1903. Still very good.. [4],64,[4]pp. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Text printed in green ink. Occasional small patches of staining; light tanning. First and perhaps only issue of this self-proclaimed periodical champion for the American West, published in October 1903 in Omaha and Denver. The advertising text and mission statement on the rear wrapper claims that, "The making of farms, gardens, homes, cities in the midst of arid lands,-- Life in the West in all phases -- find true expression, by word and picture, in its pages.... While offering no apology for its existence, this first number serves only to show the possibilities of such a magazine. Each number will excel its predecessor in reading matter, illustrations, style, all things that go to make up a handsome publication." Articles inside include promotionals for Colorado towns south of Grand Junction such as Paonia, Cedaredge, and Montrose, short stories and poetry by Western authors, as well as several shorter promotional pieces for towns and regions in Wyoming, with numerous reproductions of photographs throughout. We locate no copies of this or any other issue; unrecorded, and perhaps the only issue published.
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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