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    J[unius]. E. Wharton. History of the City of Denver From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. To Which is Added a Full and Complete Business Directory of the City. Denver: Byers & Dailey, Printers, [1909]. Reprint of 1866 first edition, reproduced by D. O. Wilhelm. Octavo (7.5 x 4.625 inches; 192 x 117 mm.). 184 pages. Full-page facsimiles on verso of each leaf. Bound in modern one-quarter red morocco over blue striped cloth-covered boards; spine tooled in silver and blue with six raised bands. Original blue printed wrappers laid on stiff paper and bound in. All edges trimmed. A bit of shelf and joint wear to binding; a touch of discoloration to cloth at upper edges of boards. Edges of text block toned and slightly rubbed; public library stamp at top. Very good. "Rarest of Colorado local histories; first of this city"--Howes. "Among connoisseurs of Rocky Mountain lore, this work has long been esteemed as one of the most-to-be-desired books printed in the Territory. As the pioneer history of the region it ranks historically as one of the veritable nuggets of western literature, affording a contemporary record of the earliest emigration and the gold 'strikes'; of the beginning of the town, with personal observations on its first settlers; of the desperadoes and adventurers, their duels, murders and executions; the disasters of flood and fire; the Indian outrages and wars that led to the Chivington massacre; etc."--Eberstadt135:267. Graff 4617; Howes W303; Streeter Sale 2172.

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