Arizona's Yesterday: Being the Narrative of John H. Cady
Date Published: 1915
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 27539
120pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine and a gilt stamped vignette on the front cover. Recent endsheets. Very good. The cloth covers, and the gilt stamped illustration on the front board are rubbed. The underlying boards are just beginning to peek through at the bottom corner of the front cover. The rear board is subtly stained. The spine is slightly rolled. There is a 1/2 inch long split in the cloth at the head of the spine. Pages slightly yellowed. Internally very clean.
From the Preface- "When I first broached the matter of writing his autobiography to John H. Cady, two things had struck me particularly. One was that of all the literature about Arizona there was little that attempted to give a straight, chronological and intimate description of events that occurred during the early life of the Territory, and, second, that of all the men I knew, Cady was best fitted, by reason of his extraordinary experiences, remarkable memory for names and dates, and seniority in pioneership, to supply the work that I felt lacking."