Over the Plains and on the Mountains... (80240)

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Over the Plains and on the Mountains...  (80240)
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J. H. Tice. Over the Plains and on the Mountains or, Kansas and Colorado, Agriculturally, mineralogically, and Aesthetically Described. The Industrial Age Printing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, 1872
Interestingly this book contains two fronts pieces, the first of which has an advertisement for the St. Louis Book and News Company overlaying the original first edition frontispiece. Inscribed inside the front cover is that this book was owned by W. N. BYERS, founder of the Rocky Mountain News in April 1859. It was presented to him by his friend, John H. Tace. The book is in excellent condition, containing some illustrations of mining camps. The book has some rather pointed comments throughout, such as those found on page 235 discussing New York financiers buying up properties with abandon, forming fraudulent mining companies, and leaving investors with nothing after they fled the area. This is a choice, early reference on Colorado mining and a book owned by one of Colorado's most famous and influential historical figures.

Provenance: The Fred Holabird Collection
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Date: 1872