Lot 90 of 627:
Rare Colorado/Idaho mining prospectus c.1905  

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Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
The Lucania Transportation, Tunnel, Mining and Drainage Company

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Place:
[Colorado Springs, CO]

Publisher:
Out West Printing & Stationery Co.

Date:
[c.1905]

Description:

[36] pp. With 19 illustrations from photographs, some full page; folding map printed in red and black; folding profile of the Lucania tunnel; 2 maps/plans in the text. 17.5x25.5 cm (7x10"), original color pictorial wrappers titled "A Golden Subway."

Scarce and well produced promotional prospectus for the mining company based in Colorado with operations in Idaho as well. The folding map is "Claim Map Showing the Centre of the Gold Belt of Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties, Colo." dated 1905. It measures 48xe38 cm. Laid is is an unused form for reserving stock in the company, with date 190_.  OCLC/WorldCat lists six examples of the booklet, of various dates and paginations, none of which match the present copy - two copies of an 1889 edition with pagination not given; two copies of a 1900s edition with 32 unnumbered pages; one copy of a 1902 edition with  51 pages; and one copy of a 1905 edition with 8 unnumbered pages.


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Condition:
Fine condition.


 
Item number:
275326a
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