Denver: Carson-Harper Co., 1913. 8vo. 384 pp. Black-and-white photographic plates. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine. Rear hinge partly cracked, generally a fine copy. Item #403689
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "Compliments Otto Mears" on pastedown. Mears was an important Colorado railroad builder and entrepreneur, known as "The Pathfinder of the San Juans." With the inkstamp of irrigation crusader George H. Maxwell. "Territorial days; treaties and troubles with the Ute; the Meeker Massacre; cattle thieves, highwaymen, and other criminals, such as the infamous Packer who murdered his four companions in the mountains and subsisted on their corpses; the founding and progress of settlements; early railroad schemes and enterprises; trappers, gold-seekers, etc." (Eberstadt 122-209). Howes J115; Wynar 351.