Chicago: The Blakely Printing Company, 1889. Leather bound. Thick quartos [26 cm] Two of the volumes have dark brown leather and two of the volumes have dark red leather boards. Gilt stamped titles on the spines and embossed decorative designs on the covers. Volumes 1 and 2 have been rebacked with three quarters of the original spines laid over. Also some restoration work to the corners of the covers as well. Marbled edges. Speckled endsheets. The covers are gently rubbed and bumped. There are multiple very small stains on the edges of the text block. There is a 1/2 inch chip in the leather of the top edge of the rear cover of volume 2. The spine of volume 2 is mildly rolled. The covers of volume 4 are partially detached. There are several losses from the leather of the spine ends of this volume as well. The largest loss measures 1 inch wide by 1 inch deep. There is a large loss from the title page of volume 4, obscuring most of the title. The introduction page of this volume has two large closed tears. The pages are mildly browned. There are very occasional light moisture stains or stains on the pages or edges of the pages. The darkest and largest stains are in volume 1 between pages 51 and 84. The very largest of them measuring 7 inches wide by 2 inches tall. The majority of the pages are clean. Good. Item #28544
Embracing Accounts of the Pre-Historic Races and Their Remains; The Earliest Spanish, French and American Explorations; The Lives of the Primitive Hunters, Trappers and Traders; The Commerce of the Prairies; The First American Settlements Founded; The Original Discoveries of Gold in the Rocky Mountains; The Development of Cities and Towns, With the Various Phases of Industrial and Political Transition, from 1858 to 1890. This was originally printed when Colorado was a fairly young state.