By: E R Emmet
Hardcover, no DJ, mylar cover. Lee and Shepard, 1880, first edition thus. In very good condition, moderate bumping to corners, small areas rubbed through on bottom edges, minor soiling on some pages, light creasing to about the final 20 pages, front hinge is just beginning to crack, outside page edges toning. Overall book is quite solid and text/illustrations are, for the most part, bright and clean. An early treatise seeking to encourage settlement of the West, especially Colorado, written by the then President of Colorado College. Discussions of mining, grazing, timber, climate schenery, etc. Also some discussion of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and the Mormons, Idaho, Montana, The Black Hills, and Wyoming.