Lot 135 of 541:
Anaconda, Montana. 1894.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Anaconda, Montana. 1894.
Author:
[Anaconda Capitol Comittee]
Place:
[Anaconda]
Publisher:
Henry O. Shepard Co.
Date:
[1994]
Description:

[52] pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, and with folding panoramic frontispiece. (Oblong 8vo) 17x26 cm (7x10¼"), original cloth backed wrappers, printed in gold.

A fascinating ephemeral item from the war of the copper kings. Marcus Daly built Anaconda and was possessed by the idea that it be Montana's permanent capital. William Andrews Clark, to the contrary, had not founded any community but promoted Helena as permanent capital. With the exception of churches, several of the full page plates in this booklet picture properties owned by Marcus Daly or the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Includes images of panoramic view of city, street scenes, landscapes, public buildings, hospital, industrial works, churches, schools, bridges, railroad depots, residential architecture, hotels, local shops and businesses. Scarce.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear and soiling to wrappers, some staining and creasing; tear near bottom of panoramic frontispiece, light toning and foxing in margins; very good.
 
Item number:
274178
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