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[Western Americana - Colorado] Crofutt's Grip-Sack Guide of Colorado, 1881 1st with Folding Color Map and Railroad Map

Crofutt, Geo. A. CROFUTT'S GRIP-SACK GUIDE OF COLORADO. A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE STATE: RESOURCESAND CONDENSED AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS... Omaha, Neb.: The Overland Publishing Co., 1881. 10 1/2 by 8 inches in the original purple cloth (now faded to brown) with gilt titling the upper cover. Complete in 183 pages plus 4 pages of ads at the rear; plus the large (25 by 18 inch) folding hand-colored map of Colorado and a double page b/w map of Colorado railroads, and many full page views. Includes "Alphabetical List of Cities, Towns, Villages, Stations, Mining Camps, etc., etc.;" plus glossary of mining terms, classified business directory, etc. 

Condition:

Hinges cracked (front hinge reinforced with cloth tape); covers worn and soiled with chipping at head and tail of spine. Gilt to upper cover still fairly strong. Contents are complete and though showing toning and occasional soiling are mostly clean. The large folding map has a two inch repaired tear at the left margin which does enter the image area (1 inch); additional tape reinforcement to the verso of the map. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$450
04/04/2019

 

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