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Auction 116, Lot 245

"Denver", Chain, Hardy & Co.

Subject: Colorado, Denver

Period: 1888 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

7.2 x 5 inches
18.3 x 12.7 cm
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A rare edition from the publishing house of Chain, Hardy & Company of Denver. Contains 11 beautifully rendered views and panoramas most likely accomplished as collotypes. They include: 1) Snowy Range, as seen from Denver; 2) State Capitol Building (includes two insets - Daniels & Fisher, and Barth Block); 3) [three views] High School, Franklin School, and Trinity M.E. Church; 4) [three views] Union Depot, St. Pauls M.E. Church & Evans Chapel, First Congregational Church; 5) [three views] Residence of D.H. Moffat, Residence of Senator N.P. Hill, and Denver Club; 6) [three views] St. John's Cathedral, Central Presbyterian Church, Chamber of Commerce; 7) [three views] Patterson & Thomas Block, Tabor Block, Tabor Opera House; 8) [three views] Albany Hotel, Windsor Hotel, St. James Hotel; 9) [three views] City Hall, Residence of C.B. Kountz, Arapaho County Court House; 10) [three views] Whittier School, Baptist Church, U.S. Court House & Post Office; and 11) [three views] The Colorado Boston Smelting Works, The Omaha & Grant Smelting Works, The Holden Smelting Works. Hardbound in white cloth with pictorial titling, blind stamping and gilt title. Includes beautifully printed Victorian-style end papers and publishers page. Original string ties hold the book together and still have original fancy brass knot cover. A very scarce Denver item in beautiful condition.


Condition: A+

Remarkably clean and unspoiled example. Contents are fine and the cover has just a little soiling, fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/20/2006