[DENVER]. View of Denver Colo. 1889. Denver: O.O. Howard, Jr., 1889.

$ 1,250.00

Oblong 8vo., (5 6/8 x 8 inches). 25 tinted lithographed plates (last plate slightly toned). Original publisher’s illustrated stiff-paper wrappers, stapled as issued (wrappers detached, backstrip torn, one or two pale stains and a bit thumbed).

A charming souvenir of Denver, published about 30 years after the city’s founding, featuring aerial views and depictions of important buildings and avenues. Dedicated to those “in search of heath, wealth or recreation,” this compact volume gives an overview of the city of Denver, both in text and in illustration, emphasizing its quick growth into the “metropolis of the Rocky Mountain region” and outlining its history, churches, schools, banks, and booming industries. An exciting peek into our nation’s westward expansion in the nineteenth century.