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History of Arizona Territory
San Francisco, CA: Wallace W. Elliott & Co.. Good. 1884. First Edition. A very scarce first edition history that has seldom come to auction in the last century. Original brown cloth boards with a somewhat unattractive black rebacking. Gilt imprint on boards and spine. Soil, rubbing of corners, and some wear on otherwise bright gilt. The faded marbling on the text block edges is barely visible. Missing frontispiece and map. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. The front endpapers are missing a piece up to an inch and a half, the title page is repaired with clear tape, and the remaining frontis tissue guard is creased. A few other pages have tears, with some soil. Protected in a modern custom clamshell case. Contains a color lithographic geologic cross section and 62 plates, with two double plates, as well as many other illustrations. Title continues: Showing its Resources and Advantages; with Illustrations Descriptive of its Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, &c. From Original Drawings. This Arizona reference covers a wide variety of material from the Spanish conquest to territorial politics, with details on natural history, Native Americans, mineral resources, demographics, and geography, providing many first-hand acounts and quotes from newspapers and expedition reports. From the salaries of Indian agents to the perils of cactus and production of ice in Phoenix, Arizona is thoroughly described. Howes A 310.; B&W Illustrations; 13 1/2" x 10 3/4" ; 332 pp .
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