COLORADO SCARCITIES CATALOG, Page 2

September 2019

“HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT COLORADO SCARCITIES”

WILLIAM G. CHAMBERLAIN COLORADO TERRITORY STEREO VIEW PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

 

 

14)   Chamberlain, William G.  COLORADO TERRITORY stereo view photographs (25).  All twenty-five images from Chamberlain’s “Rocky Mountain Scenery” and “Colorado Mountain Scenery.”  All stereo view photographs are in very good plus to near fine condition; exhibit very strong tones and contrasts, and therefore fine detail.  All images are dated in the 1860s.  Light wear around corners and edges of original mounts; but most of these original Chamberlain mounts are in very good to very good plus condition.

List of images:  a) Block, corner of F. & Larimer Street, Denver City, Colorado Territory; b) Gulch Mining, Idaho, Clear Creek County, CT; c) Idaho (Springs), Clear Creek County, CT (#43); d) Georgetown, looking southeast (#4), CT; e) Georgetown, looking north (#6), CT; f) Georgetown, looking north, CT (but different from view #6); g) Golden City, CT; h) Mountain City, CT; i) Gold Run, Summit County, CT; j) Georgetown, looking south, CT; k) Town of Empire, CT (#317); l) Phenix Mill, Clear Creek County, CT (#300); m) Town of Dayton, Twin Lakes, CT (#180); n) Idaho (Springs), CT (#286); o) Eureka Gulch, Central City, CT (#337); p) Golden street scene, CT; q) Georgetown, CT (#274); r) Burleigh Tunnel, above Georgetown, CT; s) Town of Fall River, CT (#292-1/2); t) Breckenridge & Snowy Ridge, Middle Park, CT; u) Georgetown, CT: v) Georgetown, CT (#307); w) Hot Sulphur Springs, Middle Park, CT (#496); x) Golden City, west of Denver, CT; and, y) Fairplay, South Park, CT (#145).

[Note: none of the Georgetown, CT stereo views are duplicates; none of the Idaho Springs, CT stereo views are duplicates.]

Price for group of 25 different Colorado Territorial images:             $9,500.00

 

THE GREAT WESTERN SUGAR COMPANY

THROUGH THE LEAVES

COLORADO SUGAR BEET INDUSTRY, 1930

 

15)   The Great Western Sugar Company, Publisher.  THROUGH THE LEAVES.  Monthly magazine published in Denver, Colorado.  Volume XVIII, Numbers 1 – 12, 1930.  Twelves separate issues bound into one volume.  Gold-imprinted black leather spine and corners, near fine condition.  Dimensions: 6 inches by 8-5/8 inches; 503 pages with index.  Interior pages are bright and clean and fresh; fine condition.

            “Here’s a silver anniversary fulfilling a golden prophecy … Not many people knew, On January 12, 1905 – just a quarter of a century ago – that a small group of sugar factories in northern Colorado were being incorporated into The Great Western Sugar Company.  Sugar was young and, like the automobile, too speculative and impractical ever to amount to much … by January 1930 … over thirteen billion, four hundred million pounds of sugar … “ has been produced in Colorado.  This volume contains numerous articles on the farming, processing and production of sugar in Colorado.

            No Wynar listings.  No OCLC listings.

Price: $400.00

 

LEADVILLE COLORADO CITY DIRECTORY COLLECTION, 1880 – 1918

Highly significant and almost irreplaceable research resource

 

16)   (Leadville, Colorado) LEADVILLE COLORADO CITY DIRECTORY COLLECTION, 1880 – 1918.  Leadville, Colorado business directories were published from 1880 – 1918.  This series was accomplished by several publishers over the expanse of 38 years.  Volume I was published by Corbett, Hoye & Company in 1880; Corbett & Ballenger published volumes II through VIII, 1881 – 1887; Ballenger & Richards published volumes IX – XXXVI, 1888 – 1917; and, lastly, Richards published Volume XXXVII in 1918.  Leadville directories were not published for the years 1893 or 1896. 

This near-complete run is missing Volume V, published in 1884.  {A Leadville directory was published in 1879 by Clark, Root & Co.; however, it is not part of this series.}

 

Leadville, Colorado directories, 1880’s, condition.

Volume I, 1880: original black leather, gold imprinted spine, chipped at top and worn on bottom; covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 434 pages, complete.

Volume II, 1881: original black leather, gold imprinted spine, lightly chipped at top and worn on bottom; covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 344 pages, complete.

Volume III, 1882: original black leather, gold imprinted spine, lightly worn at top and worn on bottom; covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 330 pages, complete.

Volume IV, 1883: original black leather, gold imprinted spine, lightly chipped at top and worn on bottom; covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 310 pages, complete.

Volume V, 1884: published but not available in this collection.

Volume VI, 1885: original black leather spine replaced with brown leather, gold imprinted spine, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 282 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume VII, 1886: original black leather spine, gold imprinted spine, mostly perished, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 286 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume VIII, 1887: original black leather spine, gold imprinted spine, top 1-1/2 inches of spine perished, other spine sections chipped or missing, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 286 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume IX, 1888: original black leather spine replaced with brown leather gold-imprinted spine, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 296 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume X, 1889: original black leather spine replaced with brown leather gold-imprinted spine, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 278 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Leadville, Colorado directories, 1890’s, condition.

Volume XI, 1890: original black leather spine perished, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 288 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XII, 1891: original burgundy leather spine lightly worn at top and bottom, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 284 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XIII, 1892: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 300 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

1893: no volume published.  Silver crash; dire economics.

Volume XIV, 1894: original burgundy leather spine lightly worn and chipped on head and toe, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 288 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XV, 1895: original burgundy leather spine lightly worn and chipped on head and toe, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 304 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

1896: no volume published.

Volume XVI, 1897: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 324 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XVII, 1898: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 312 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XVIII, 1899: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 346 pages, plus advertisements, complete.  Some light moisture warping to back cover and several back pages.

Leadville, Colorado directories, 1900’s, condition.

Volume XIX, 1900: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 380 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XX, 1901: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 386 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXI, 1902: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 375 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXII, 1903: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 370 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXIII, 1904: original burgundy leather spine near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 374 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXIV, 1905: original burgundy leather spine exhibits some light wear and chipping, as well as some conservation repair, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 372 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXV, 1906: original burgundy leather spine exhibits top two inches missing, as well as some chipping to toe, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 390 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXVI, 1907: original burgundy leather spine exhibits some light wear and chipping, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 404 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXVII, 1908: original burgundy leather spine exhibits some light wear otherwise near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 340 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXVIII, 1909: original burgundy leather spine exhibits some light wear and chipping, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 328 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Leadville, Colorado directories, 1910’s, condition.

Volume XXIX, 1910: original burgundy leather spine exhibits some light wear, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 314 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXX, 1911: original burgundy leather spine exhibits some light wear, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 318 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXI, 1912: original burgundy leather spine is near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 310 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXII, 1913: original burgundy leather spine is near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 314 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXIII, 1914: original burgundy leather spine is very good plus some light chipping, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 310 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXIV, 1915: original burgundy leather spine is near fine, gold-imprinting present and bright, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 310 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXV, 1916: original burgundy leather spine is near fine but lightly faded, gold-imprinting present and very good color, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 326 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXVI, 1917: original burgundy leather spine is near fine but lightly faded, gold-imprinting present and very good color, covers lightly worn; internal pages clean and bright, spine strong; 322 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

Volume XXXVII, 1918: original burgundy leather spine is fair with cracking in gutters plus chipping on head and tow, gold-imprinting present and very good color, covers worn and soiled; internal pages clean and bright, spine shaken; still very useable; 300 pages, plus advertisements, complete.

 

Price for entire set (this collection will not be broken up):                                       $60,000.00

 
 

 

WYOMING CATTLE WAR

1892

 

 

17)   Mercer, A. S.  THE BANDITTI OF THE PLAINS or the Cattlemen’s Invasion of Wyoming in 1892.  [The Crowning Infamy of the Ages].  Cheyenne, Wyoming: February 20th, 1894.  Original gold-imprinted blue/black binding.  Dimensions: 8-3/8 inches by 5-3/4 inches; 138 pages.  Very good plus to near fine condition.

            This publication is a bit of an anomaly.  It contains the title page and preface, the introductory and all the drawings; however, the last printed page is 137 and the typesetting ends with, “… necessary to ….”  Page 138 has printed but it is very faint.  There are 4 more blank pages after this.  Other pages appear to have line spacing reduced in place to allow for too many lines on the page (examples: pages 110 and 127).  Possible explanation: this book may have been printed in Denver, Colorado after Mercer left Cheyenne with the printing plates.  Whatever the actual explanation, this book appears to be from the original edition.

Price: $4,000.00

 

 

J. R. RIDDLE  STEREO VIEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF ESTES PARK AND LOVELAND, COLORADO

1870s – 1880s

 

18)   Riddle, J. R., photographer.  Set of twenty (20) original photographs of Estes Park and Loveland, Colorado, circa late 1870s to early 1880s.  This collection includes a rare CDV of J. R. Riddle with his glass-plate box-camera, 18 stereo view photographs, and 1 boudoir-card-sized photograph.  The CDV Riddle portrait is in near fine condition with excellent tones and contrasts.  The boudoir-card photograph of Long’s Peak from Lamb’s Ranch is in near fine condition also with excellent tones and contrasts.  The eighteen stereo view photographic images have very strong to excellent tones and contrasts; and, exhibit very good plus to near fine condition.R. Riddle operated a photographic gallery in Topeka, Kansas from 1872 to 1886. In the late 1870s, Riddle made photographic trips to Colorado.  He photographed the eastern section of the state, but he preferred concentrating his work on Estes Park.  This was in a period long before the Estes Park area became a national park.  This collection incorporates a number of his most noted images.  These include the following:

a) J.R. Riddle self-portrait, CDV; b) Rev. Elkanah Lamb’s Ranch, 1875, most likely where Riddle resided during his Estes Park journeys, stereo view; c) Lamb’s Ranch, boudoir-card; d) Dunraven Hotel, Estes Park, 1876-77, stereo view; e) Ferguson’s Ranch, Estes Park, stereo view; f) White’s Cottage, Estes Park, 1884, stereo view; g) Abner Sprague’s Ranch, 1880s, stereo view; h) Elkhorn Lodge, 1877, Estes Park, stereo view; i) Camping in Estes Park, Rockies, Colorado, early 1880s, stereo view; j) Elk horn sculpture, James Ranch, Estes Park, 1870s, stereo view; k) Long’s Peak from boulder field, showing eastern Diamond Face, 1870s, stereo view; l) Climbers riding horses on Boulder Field, leaving Long’s Peak, 1870s, stereo view; m) Climbers on top of Long’s Peak, 1870s, stereo view; n) Main Street, Loveland, Colorado, 1881, stereo view; o) Colorado Central Railroad tracks near Loveland, Big Thompson Valley, Colorado, early 1880s, stereo view; p) View of Loveland from Mary Ann Mound, 1880s, stereo view; q) Loveland, Colorado homes and schoolhouse, early 1880s, stereo view; r) Interior view of First United Presbyterian Church, Loveland, Colorado, 1878, stereo view; and, s) Schoolhouse, churches, downtown buildings, Loveland, Colorado, early 1880s, stereo view.

Price: $3,750.00

 

EDUCATION IN COLORADO, 1861 – 1885.  A Brief History of the Early Educational Interests of Colorado

 

19)   State Teachers’ Association (Colorado).  EDUCATION IN COLORADO, 1861 – 1885.  A Brief History of the Early Educational Interests of Colorado, Together with the History of the State Teachers’ Association, and Short Sketches of Private and Denominational Institutions.  Compiled by order of the State Teachers’ Association.  Denver, Colo.: News Printing Company, 1885.  Horace M. Hale, Aaron Gove, and Joseph C. Shattuck, Committee.  Eleventh Session of the Colorado State Teachers’ Association held at Denver, December 1884.

            Pebbled stiff black wraps; tan endpapers.   Dimensions: 6 inches by 9 inches; 99 pages, plus inserted plates with engravings of significant educators.  Overall: very good plus to near fine.

Price: $250.00

 

AUGUSTA and HORACE A. W. TABOR

Handwritten album dedicated to Lillian Pierce (sister of Augusta Tabor)

1862 – 1864

Laurette (Buckskin Joe), Park County, COLORADO TERRITORY,

 

20)   Tabor, Augusta and Horace.  LOVE’S OFFERING.  Original 1860s artifact inscribed by Augusta and Horace Tabor (Colorado’s most renowned silver baron).  Artifact first written in and present to Augusta’s sister, Lillian Pierce, on April 22, 1862 at Laurette (later known as Buckskin Joe), Colorado Territory.

Album published by Moss & Brother, Philadelphia, circa 1860.  This is a standardized hardbound album with blank pages for writing and decorative interleaved steel-engravings of emotional-pleasing scenes.  The blank pages were meant for handwritten sentiments and that is exactly what this album contains, generally all from the early 1860s.  The significance of this album is that it was presented to Lillie (Lil, Lillian, etc.) Pierce, sister of Augusta Tabor, who, at the time, was living in Laurette (Buckskin Joe), Park County, Colorado Territory with then husband Horace A. W. Tabor.  Augusta, from Maine, and Horace, from Vermont, lived on a farm near Zeandale, Kansas in the late 1850s.  Reports of mineral discoveries in the territorial gold regions inspired the Tabors to leave their farm and move on to Denver City, and then Laurette, near Alma, in South Park.  Although they weren’t aware, they became part of the 59’ers Rush to the Rockies.

            Tabor left his family in Golden and ventured to Payne’s Bar, the area later known as Idaho Springs.  After no success, Tabor moved on to Colorado City, and from there up the Arkansas Valley, with friends Nathaniel Maxey and Samuel P. Kellogg.  They prospected Granite, and then Oro City.  For a time in 1860, the Tabors owned a storefront in California Gulch, and Horace went on prospecting.  But, by 1861, California Gulch appeared to have been panned out.  The Tabors then moved on to the next prospect: Laurette City, in the Mosquito Range of South Park, now the Jefferson Territory.  Here, the Tabors remained for nearly seven years, with Augusta running the storefront and Horace the prospecting postmaster.  Augusta Tabor felt this new gold mining camp secure enough to have her sister, Lillian Pierce, join them at Laurette (soon to be renamed, Buckskin Joe). 

            The Tabors – Augusta, Horace, N. Maxey (son), and Lillian (Augusta’s sister) – became a focal point of the community.  Lillian Pierce even more so because she was a single woman.  The sentiments expressed in LOVE’S OFFERING exhibit just how appreciated Lillian was in this new gold mining camp.  There is a long letter handwritten and signed by Augusta Tabor, taking up a full page, as well as a page handwritten by “Horace,” who signed this album three times.

            This album was originally presented to Lillie Pierce on April 22, 1862, her 17th birthday, at Laurette, Colorado Territory.  Many contributed poetic sentiments, such as Tom, on April 22, 1862; W. N. Kellogg, Laurette, February 23, 1863 (related to Samuel); William C. McClelland, dated Laurette, September 26, 1863; M. Cunningham, Laurette, May 28, 1862; and many others.  There is a signature block from N. Maxey Tabor; however, this appears to have been signed by Augusta.

            This album has historical significance in several ways.  On, that little other than this album exists today from Laurette, Colorado Territory.  Second, that this album is directly related to the famous silver baron, Horace Augustus Warner Tabor, and his family nearly two decades before their historical days in Leadville.  Third, as an extant artifact representing a manner in which friendship was expressed between people in the 1860s.  Fourth, as a relic from one of Colorado’s first gold rush (1859) families.  Fifth, as an inscribed and signed family heirloom from one of Colorado’s most significant historical personalities.

            Condition: tooled leather covers and spine with gold-print; gutters beginning to split, yet binding is still strong; pages show some aging, however, are generally clean and bright.  Pages with writing by Augusta Tabor and that of H.A.W. Tabor are bright and clean.

Price: $8,000.00

 

 

21)  EARLIEST KNOWN MAP OF COLORADO PRINTED IN COLORADO (Jefferson Territory), November 1860.

CHEROKEE CITY, JEFFERSON TERRITORY (Colorado), printed by THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS PRINTING COMPANY, owned and operated by William N. Byers

Printed on a certificate for lots purchased in Cherokee City, Jefferson Territory, along what was then believed would become the route of the Great Pacific Rail Road.

Certificate #60

Issued November 26, 1860

[Jefferson Territory, dated October 24, 1859 until the Colorado Territory was created on February 28, 1861]

Dimensions: 9-3/4 inches by 6-1/2 inches.  (Small, but mighty significant.) 

Very good plus to near fine condition.

Price:  SOLD

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