Mathews, Alfred E. (1831-1874) Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery.
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Mathews, Alfred E. (1831-1874) Pencil Sketches of Colorado, its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery. [New York: Mathews,] 1866.
First edition, oblong folio, illustrated with twenty-three colored and lightly tinted lithographs printed by Julius Bien after Mathews's original sketches; title, preface (one leaf), and six leaves of text after the prints; bound in publisher's brown cloth boards with title stamped in gilt on front board within a decorative cartouche; tissue guards present; finger smudging to some plates; offsetting to tissue guards; long tear (7 in.) to the plate of Central City, repaired on the verso; two plates with short unrepaired tears; two other plates with short tears repaired with old cellophane tape on the verso, the tape yellowed, the stain confined to the verso; three tissue guards with short tears repaired with yellowed tape; binding with surface wear, corners bumped, 13 1/4 x 18 3/4 in.
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