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Cripple Creek Colorado Springs Guide 1896 Gold Fields Mining illustrated 3 maps
1896. (Old Books, Americana, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Colorado, Railroads, Gold Fields, Books with Maps). Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated. Published 1896, Colorado Springs, Colorado by Warren & Stride.104 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with B&W photographs. Large folding map of the gold fields at front, map frontis (showing the railroad and wagonroad ties), one other folding map, one folding view. Maps printed on bond paper. Presentation binding from Jno. W. Proudfit & Co., Bankers and Brokers in Denver and Colorado Springs. Period leather binding, now largely disbound. Front and rear covers detached, text block unsewn and most pages now loose. Leather dried, chipped and rubbed, spine leather lacking. Contents overall very clean. "An extensive and richly illustrated promotional account of Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs, with much on mining operations, and featuring several maps. Economic Geology of the Cripple Creek District. One folded view of Colorado Springs shows notable homes and commercial buildings. An eighteen-page section entitled "Outlines of Companies" details the numerous mining companies operating in the region and their holdings. Includes numerous views of hotels, resorts, opera houses, railroads, etc. An excellent period portrait of the Cripple Creek boom." (Thanks to J. Arsenault Books for this overview description). Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Perfect candidate for a rebinding given the rarity and value. Book Measures c. 12 1/2" H x 9 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: RareMapsandBooks [Dover, NH, U.S.A.]
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