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The Pueblo Colony of Southern Colorado
Lancaster, Pa, 1874. Good.. 40pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. First and last leaves reattached, first leaf reinforced with tape at edges; library stamps on first and last leaves. Minor soiling. A scarce promotional work for the Pueblo Colony of Colorado, outlining the area's plan for settlement. "All who desire to join this Colony can apply in person or by letter to 'The Denver and Rio Grande Railway Co.,' 125 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, or, 'The Pueblo Colony,' South Pueblo, Colorado." The work highlights the area's amenities, such as salubrious climate for health and farming, its industries such as mining and manufacturing, and its hub for trade and as a railroad center. "A promotion tract issued in behalf of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. At this time (about January 1, 1874) southern Colorado had just begun to open up for settlement" - Streeter. Some copies which we locate appear to have a folding map, though neither Streeter or Sabin make note of one. Scarce on the market, appearing at auction in 2009 and then in the Streeter Sale in 1968, where it sold for $50.Streeter Sale 2183. Sabin 88158.
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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