[G.E. Merrill and A.J. Denton]. The Star Guide Colorado Springs and its Environs. A Complete Hand-Book to the City, Neighboring Resorts, Favorite Drives, Excursions, Etc. Colorado Springs: Printed by S.N. Francis. No date, but likely circa 1890s. 24mo. (3.25" x 5"). 110 pages (including index at rear), [26 pages] of advertising at rear. In original printed wraps, with star design on top wrap. Folding plate in front titled "View from Cascade Avenue Near the College (The Star Guide)" and showing and depicting a mountain with numbered peaks, keyed at bottom. Small folding map at rear, being a street map of Colorado Springs measuring 5.8" x 10". In addition to publishing the Star Guide, Merrill and Denton were real estate agents; the view depicted in the fold-out plate is from their offices.

    The book gives a detailed listing of all businesses, institutions, organizations, schools, etc. currently in the city. Part II lists scenic drives in the area. Top wrap has spot of dampstaining at top that has blackened, and a few chips of paper loss occurring at both top and bottom wrap. A few creases, with a tight binding. Light soiling.

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