RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Points West Fine Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2009.
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1. "Art Work of Denver, Colorado": Published in Nine Parts. Denver: The Gravure Illustrations Co., 1902. First Edition. Pp. 73, nine volumes. Blue stapled wraps, gold titles. Illustrated with total of 87 photogravure plates with protective tissue. All volumes fine, present, and complete. Encased in original cloth portfolio folder that is rough. Extensive photo-tour of turn-of-the-century Denver?s architecture, landmarks, businesses and residences: Tabor Opera House, Denver Athletic Club, University Club, Elitch Gardens, 16th Street, High Schools, Union Depot, Old U.S. Mint, Royal Gorge, Cheesman Lake, City Park, numerous mansions, et. al.. An impressive historical archive of a city whose growth over the past century is astonishing in comparison to these photos.
$1500.00
Local Denver History
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[COLORADO] DIER, CAROLINE LAWRENCE. "The Lady of the Gardens: Mary Elitch Long." Hollywood: Hollycrofters, 1932. pp. 307. First edition. Illustrated, pp. 153-305. Contains plates taken from photographs in the family archives. Original leather backed marbled boards, gold-stamped spine. Privately printed in a small edition, on rear inside is a paste-down slip "the first 12 copies of the limited edition are owned by State Hist. Soc. Of Col. , etc.." Socialite, builder of parks and gardens, philanthropist, etc. in Denver.
$100.00
Local Denver History
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[NEW MEXICO] CALHOUN, JAMES S. . "The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun While Indian Agent At Santa Fe and Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New Mexico." Wash. : 1915. pp. [14], 554. Illustrated, port, index, four sketch maps in rear pocket. Fine. Edited by Annie H. Abel for the Office of Indian Affairs. Letters cover the period from 1849-1852. ?One noticeable thing about all the Calhoun letters is the complaint of inadequate support from Washington.?(Introduction) Howes C28.
$300.00
Western Americana
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[RAILROAD] KENDALL, ISABELLE CARPENTER. "Across the Continent: Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway." Seattle: Hibbard, 1911. First edition. Pp. [62]. Illustrated, many in color on almost every page, map in color showing time route. Original 4to printed pictorial wrappers. Small piece lacking from spine, else fine. Much on the Puget Sound and Washington with illustrations of scenes, buildings, etc.. Prospectus laid in.
$300.00
Railroads
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PIERCE, R.V., M.D.. "For Both Sexes, Chronic Diseases of the Generative and Urinary Organs, Their Treatment and Positive Cure." Buffalo, NY: R.V. Pierce, 1871. Second edition. Pp. [1 adv.], 31, [3 adv.]. 16 mo. Sewn paper wraps. Near fine with yellowing to first four pages that includes table of contents and (appropriately) section on impotency. Ads for Doctor Pierce?s Golden Medical Discovery and, on rear, $500 reward for a case of Catarrh that Dr. Sage?s remedy can not cure. Treatments for such ailments as clap, female weakness, gonorrhea, loss of manhood, masturbation, menstruation, nocturnal emissions, nymphomania, syphilis, venereal diseases, et. al.. Author of the "Common Sense Medical Advisor," Pierce became quite wealthy selling his patent-medicines and served as a Republican Senator. Sundance Kid and Etta Place reportedly checked into Pierce?s Invalid Hotel for undisclosed ailments (Lachiusa).
$125.00
Ephemera

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