History of The City Of Denver From Its Earliest Settlement To The Present Time, By J. E. Wharton; To Which Is Added A Full And Complete Business Directory.
This is the first edition of the earliest history of Denver. Produced when Colorado was still a territory, this rarity was owned T.S. Clayton, who put his name inside the cover (with date of 1866) and on the title page. Clayton was a business owner in Denver and the ad for his business appears on page 26. Howes described it as the "rarest of Colorado local histories", and draws from the immediate events of the early city, including disasters, city improvements, new laws, the discovery of gold, murders, executions, 4th of July celebrations, and more.
It is our first time offer this very rare text, and this rare instance was once property of great American book collector and authority, Thomas Streeter's and includes his book plate.
Condition is very good. 184pp. 12mo (8 x 4.75 inches). Original cloth-backed printed blue-green boards. Custom chemise and green morocco slipcase. Tiny chips from gutter margin of title not affecting text, faint stains to title and final leaf, boards rubbed, especially around extremities. Lower joint cracked, with 1” tear to cloth at bottom.. Image size is approximately 19.5 x 15(inches)