Resources of Arizona.

San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1884. Third (best) edition. 414pp, illus (one folding plate), folding map, xiv pages of advts. Original green cloth. Something nibbled on the endpages and edges of the first fifteen or so pages with some loss of paper, not approaching any text, contemporary presentation on ffep. That aside, this is a clean, tight copy with the gilt titles still bright on the spine and front. The folding map is bright. An early promotional for the territory with information on mineral, farming, grazing, and timberlands, as well as history, climate and political organization. The full page lithographic illustrations include views of Flagstaff, Clifton, and Yuma as well as images of Indians and a variety of public buildings. Emigrant enthusiasm could well be dampened by the chapter detailing Indian depredations, but Hamilton concludes the section saying that the hostiles are now under guard and that "Éthe Arizona Apaches are not raising grain instead of raising scalps, as they used to do." The large (19.5 x 15.5 inches) and detailed folding map not found in other editions as well as the added information makes this one superior. An early territorial guide here in exceptionally nice condition. Howes H133. Item #21278

Price: $450.00

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