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I Looked in the Brook and Saw a Face: Images of Childhood in Early Colorado.
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I Looked in the Brook and Saw a Face: Images of Childhood in Early Colorado.

By David N. Wetzel.

Englewood, CO Westcliffe Publishers, 2002. Hardcover First Edition (2002), unstated in accordance with Westcliffe's customary practice. No subsequent printings noted. First Edition (2002), unstated in accordance with Westcliffe's customary practice. No subsequent printings noted. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows no flaws; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the no flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ is also flawless; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 4to. (10.3 x 12.4 x 0.75 inches). 128 pages. Profusely illutrated with vintage duotone photograpsh selected and edited from the Collections of the Colorado Historical Society by Mary Ann McNair. Decorated Endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 12.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$34.30

Forgotten People: A History of the South Platte Trail.
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Forgotten People: A History of the South Platte Trail.

By Nell Brown Propst.

Boulder, CO Pruett Publishing Company, 1979. Hardcover First Edition [1979]; Third Printing. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows a half-inch partially closed tear at the top edge of the front panel; else flawless; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.25 x 8.95 x 1 inches). v, 244 pages. Liberally illustrated with vintage photographs in black & white. Foreward by James Terrell King. Endpaper Maps. Weight: 2 pounds, 6.1 ounces. First Edition [1979]; Third Printing. Hardback with DJ.

$49.00

Back to the Basics: The Frontier Schools of Boulder County, Colorado, 1860-1960.

By Anne Quinby Dyni.

Boulder, CO The Book Lode, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus [1991]; First Printing, so stated. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition Thus [1991]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; faint sunning to the blue-green background field of the backstrip and near the hinges (the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); a couple of tiny, very mild scuffs at the middle of the backstrip; a former owner has inscribed an internet address at the copyright page; an errata sheet had been affixed to the inside of the front cover, but it has come loose and has been laid in, leaving an outline of glue residue where it had been affixed; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. No longer pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 154pp. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. The first schoolhouse in Boulder, Colorado, was built in 1860. During the next hundred years, the people of Boulder County established sixty-six school districts. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$29.40

Historical Atlas of Colorado.

By Thomas J. Noel, Paul F. Mahoney, and Richard E. Stevens .

Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. Hardcover First Edition [1994]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition [1994]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows barely discernible spine lean; the binding remains secure; just a hint of shelving wear along the bottom edge of the sky blue cloth-covered boards; the text is clean. The DJ shows a quarter-inch closed tear at the top edge of the rear panel; else flawless; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large Format 4to. xxviii, Sixty full-page Maps with facing page analysis and descriptions. Index. Hardback with DJ.

$19.60

The Valley of the Second Sons: Letters of Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, a Young English Naturalist, Writing to His Sweetheart and Her Brother about His Life in West Cliff, Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado 1887-1890.
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The Valley of the Second Sons: Letters of Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, a Young English Naturalist, Writing to His Sweetheart and Her Brother about His Life in West Cliff, Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado 1887-1890.

By Theodore D. A. Cockerell .

Longmont, CO Pilgrim's Process, 2004. Paperback First Edition Thus [2004], Second Printing. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE EDITOR. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large, Squarish 8vo. 567pp. Edited by William A. Weber. First Edition Thus [2004], Second Printing. Trade Paperback. Valley of the Second Sons provides a delightful insight into pioneer days in Colorado and of one of America's greatest naturalists, and a valuable look at a period when science and education were at their earliest stages in the pioneering days of the American West. Cockerell speaks to us as one galvanized by a passion for nature, beauty, and understanding. Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866–1948) was an American zoologist, born at Norwood, England, and brother of Sydney Cockerell. He was educated at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, and then studied botany in the field in Colorado in 1887–90. Subsequently he became a taxonomist and published numerous papers on the Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, and Mollusca, as well as publications on paleontology and evolution. Between 1891 and 1901 Cockerell was curator of the public museum of Kingston, Jamaica, professor of entomology of the New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1900–03 he was instructor in biology at the New Mexico Normal University; in 1903–04 curator of the Colorado College Museum; and in 1904 he became lecturer on entomology and in 1906 professor of systematic zoology, at the University of Colorado, where he worked with Junius Henderson in establishing the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. During World War II he operated the Desert Museum in Palm Springs, California. Cockerell was author of more than 2,200 articles in scientific publications, especially on the Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, and Mollusca, and on paleontology and various phases of evolution, plus some 1700 additional authored works, including treatises on social reform and education. He was one of the most prolific taxonomists in history, publishing descriptions of over 9,000 species and genera of insects alone, some 6,400 of which were bees, and some 1,000 mollusks, arachnids, fungi, mammals, fish and plants. This includes descriptions of numerous fossil taxa, such as the landmark study, Some Fossil Insects from Florissant, Colorado (1913). The editor of these letters is, like his subject, a "compleat naturalist." Weber has been an ornithologist, botanist, amateur actor, tenor, recorder player, reader to seniors, explorer, and especially interested in Colorado’s plants and their discoverers. For a short time, he and Cockerell were colleagues. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE EDITOR.

$39.20

Marble: A Town Built on Dreams, Volume I.

By Oscar McCollum, Jr.

Denver, CO Sundance Books, 1992. Hardcover First Edition, unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1992], unstated. Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: The binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. The vinyl fitted DJ is "Like New". Overall, Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large Format 4to. 352pp. Profusely illustrated with duotone and color photographs, maps, relief maps; newspaper clippings, advertisements, calling cards, etc. Hardback: Quarter Leatherette with pictorial Paper over Boards and clear vinyl platic fitted cover. Book is a wonderful collection of historical facts, pictures, and memorabilia. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$441.00

Boomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale.
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Boomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale.

By Andrew Gulliford.

Boulder, CO University Press of Colorado , 2003. Paperback First Edition Thus, First Printing, so stated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 316pp. Foreward by Richard D. Lamm. New Afterward by the Author. (Mining the American West Series) . First Edition Thus, First Printing, so stated. This, however, is a Revised Edition; originally published in hardcover in 1989. University Press Paperback.

$19.60

Buckwalter: The Colorado Scenes Of A Photojournalist 1890-92.

By William C. and Elizabeth B. Jones.

Boulder, CO Pruett Publishing Company, 1989. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large Format 4to. 158pp. Profusely illustrated with vintage duotone Photographs by Harry Hale Buckwalter. Foreward by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Colorado Historical Society. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Filled with the black and white images taken by Harry Buckwalter of historic subjects in Colorado.

$24.50

Back to the Basics: The Frontier Schools of Boulder County, Colorado, 1860-1960.

By Anne Quinby Dyni.

Boulder, CO The Book Lode, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus [1991]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus [1991]; First Printing, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; small, faint scuff at the outside edge of the front panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 154pp. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. The first schoolhouse in Boulder, Colorado, was built in 1860. During the next hundred years, the people of Boulder County established sixty-six school districts.

$24.50

Otto Perry's Rio Grande Articulateds, [Part I: La Veta Pass and The Moffat Line & Part II: The Joint Line, The Royal Gorge & Tennessee Pass].

By Otto Perry.

Cripple Creek, CO Sunday River Productions. Video: VHS. One VHS Tape in Like New Condition, housed in a colorful Cardstock Slip case, also in Like New Condition. Overall, Like New. 78 Minutes. [Part I: La Veta Pass and The Moffat Line & Part II: The Joint Line, The Royal Gorge & Tennessee Pass]. Color. Video: VHS.

$24.50