Cañon City: Binckley & Hartwell, 1879. 8vo. 134 pp., including illustrations and advertisements. Wood-engravings in text, some double-page. Original cloth-backed printed boards. Boards a bit soiled, some minor pale intermittent dampstaining. Provenance: Everett D. Graff (small booklabel; sold Parke-Bernet, Newberry Library sale of duplicates, 4 May 1966, lot 346). Item #403670
THE GRAFF COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. "This is a good contemporary account of the settlement of Fremont and Custer counties during the fifteen or twenty years previous to publication. There are sections on such diverse topics as the The Railroad History of Cañon, Records of Crime, Horse and Cattle Thieves, First District Court, and the like" (Streeter sale IV:2191). The imprint of Rand, McNally & Co. appears on the front cover. Scarce: no copies at auction since the Streeter sale in 1968. Graff 3905; Wynar 966.