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Denver Litho Co., Denver, Colorado.
COORS GOLDEN BREWERY Colorado original 1900 lithograph. ADOLPH COORS GOLDEN BREWERY, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado. Printed in 1900 by The Denver Litho Company for the Adolph Coors Company to be awarded to those saloons that sold hundreds of kegs of beer during the previous year. When this lithograph was originally issued it was enveloped inside a mahogany-stained oak frame with a gold inset on the inside rim. A brass plate was located on the bottom portion of the frame engraved with, “Adolph Coors Company, 1900.” This specific lithograph was purportedly rolled and tucked away in some dark, dry spot in a Colorado saloon, forgotten for decades. (Story of the previous owner.) Unfortunately, it had been removed from its original protective frame. Colors are vivid. Lithograph presents superbly. A rare and highly exhibitable advertisement for one of America’s best known beers.
Framed similar to that of an original example. Matting was not part of the original display; however, this was added to separate the 1900 lithograph from the glass. Dimensions: 46-1/2 inches by 33-1/2 inches.
Very good plus condition. Please note that although this is complete and totally original some conservation work has been done to repair tears. These are mostly in the upper area of the lithograph, beginning in the upper margin, several of which are three to five inches in length; conservation repair on back (neutral-pH, acid-free materials). Museum mount.
Genre: Coors. Coors Beer. Historical Colorado beer advertisement. Historical Colorado lithograph.
Otto Mears. 1892, Santa Fe, New Mexico (S. Spitz, jeweler).
RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN SILVERTON RAILROAD SILVER PASS COLORADO 1892 Otto Mears.
Otto Mears silver pass (#390): a bit tarnished, yet still in wondrous condition, #390, issued in 1892, to Austin MacFarland. Otto Mears relief "signature." "S. Spitz, Santa Fe" maker's mark on back of pass. Dimensions: 1.5 inches in height by 2.75 inches in length. Finely braided silver attached to silver frame and centerpiece. Hand-made letters applied to silver filigree. Approximately one ounce of silver.
Original gold printed leather pouch and small printed card are not available with this original silver Colorado railroad pass.
Otto Mears was a Colorado Territory Indian Agent, merchant, toll road builder, and railroader. His life and career exemplify the immigrant in the Western American frontier.
Near fine condition. Slight patina.
William Henry Jackson and George Mellen. Denver, Colorado; W. H. Jackson & Co.; circa 1882
Original mammoth print photograph taken by William Henry Jackson with assistant, George Mellen. Photograph taken near small settlement of Webster on Kenosha Pass, entering South Park, Colorado, circa 1882. Mammoth size dimensions: 21 inches by 17 inches. With museum mount and glass and framing, dimensions are 29-1/2 inches by 25-1/2.
Very good plus condition. Striking tones and details.
Genre: William Henry Jackson. Early Colorado photography.
John R. Chamberlin. 1900: John R. Chamberlin, publisher.
THE FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROAD. Narrow gauge into the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado. RIGHT OF WAY DEEDS of The FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS. This volume is the Handiwork of John R. Chamberlin, In the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Associated Companies, circa 1900.
Original leather covers with the simple word, "Deeds," printed in gilt on the front cover. Dimensions of book: 5 inches across by 8-1/4 inches in height; 1-1/4 inches thick. 468 pages of detailed maps and memorandums, plus 4 foldout maps of specific city/town sections. There is no specific publisher or publishing date on book. There are no listings of this publication in Wynar or on the OCLC. This appears to be a unique publication. The detail in this book is so precise, it would be feasible to rebuild the FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS from the information it provides. Exact survey points, surface locations, lots, mining claims, streets, blocks, etc. are indicated, along with dimensions, county real estate books, directions, building locations, depots, spurs to various mines, reservoirs, and other topographical details. Maps begin in Florence, Colorado and extend up Phantom Canyon to Victor, in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, through towns such as Arequa and Anaconda, past gold mines and into the City of Cripple Creek.
This book is a definitive reference on the construction of the FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS.
"This Volume is the Handiwork of John R. Chamberlin, In the Office of the Chief Engineers of the Associated Companies," stated on title page. Given this fact, it is safe to assume there were very few of this railroad volume produced. As far as we have been able to discover, this is the only volume like this on the FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILWAY known.
Dimensions: 5 inches by 8 inches by 1-1/4 inches thick. Paginated by survey numbers.
Condition of book: near fine. There are no flaws or weaknesses evident.
Genre: Florence & Cripple Creek Railway. F&CC Rwy; Colorado history; Colorado narrow gauge railroad; Cripple Creek Gold Mining District.
F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York; Scribners; 1922
THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED, 1922. First edition, second printing, in second printing dust jacket. Inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald to George W. Stair. George W. Stair owned and operated a bookstore near Rockefeller Square in New York. After he retired, the owners of Brentano's asked him if he would like head the rare and fine book department in their New York store. This book has an excellent provenance and one of Fitzgerald's artistic inscriptions.
George W. Stair was Brentano's New York bookstore manager of the rare books department, as well as special bindings adviser. Book and original dust jacket are in very good plus to near fine condition. Scribner seal. Fine gold print on book spine. Provenance provided.
Evidently George W. Stairs believed F. Scott Fitzgerald would be a significant American novelist as he pursued Fitzgerald for inscribed firsts of his novels.
Genre: F. Scott Fitzgerald inscribed first edition; F. Scott Fitzgerald first edition; F. Scott Fitzgerald inscribed book.