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THE HAND-BOOK TO ARIZONA: Its
Resources, History, Towns, Mines, Ruins and Scenery. By Richard J.
Hinton, 1878, original blue cloth binding, complete except for large
Illustrated. Accompanied with a New Map of the Territory (missing
from this volume). Payot,
Upham & Co., San Francisco. American News Co., New York.
1878. First edition. Lithography by Britton, Rey & Co., San
Francisco. This copy is in the original blue cloth binding with gold
print on front cover and spine, as issued by the publisher in 1878.
Contents: 432 pages; plus, an Appendix of 101 pages; as well as 43
pages of advertisements. Book contains 24 original plates, plus one
foldout map. Of the 24 plates, the following are maps: 1) Plan of
the Aztec Mining District, Pima County, Arizona; 2) Globe District; and, 3)
Jesuit Map of Arizona 1698. There is also a foldout map: Township Map of the Santa
including the Aztec and Tyndall Mining Districts. following maps: 1) foldout map: 1878 reproduction of Petrus's 1777 map; 2)
Plan of Loop, Tehachapi Pass, on line of Southern Pacific R.R., supposed to be opposite
Appendix Page C; and, 3) the large foldout map "New Map of the Territory,"
which is rarely present when book surfaces. Other faults with this
tome: missing half-title page; and, one-eighth of Page 429 missing, mostly the
lower right-hand corner portion (however, copy of this page and Page 430
supplied for information); modern binding and new endpapers. List of
steel-engraved plates present in this volume: Prescott (frontispiece);
Loop Line, Tehachapi Pass; San Fernando Tunnel, South Portral; Santa Monica
Harbor and surroundings; The Grand Canon of the Colorado; Grand Canon of the
Colorado - Mouth of Kanab Wash, looking east; Coronnacion Peak; Tubac & The
Santa Rita Mountains, from the southeast side; Ruins of the Mission of
Tumacacori, destroyed by Apache Indians; Toltec Camp, Aztec District; Arivaca;
Mount Wrightson, from Calabaza, Santa Cruz Valley; Valley of Santa Cruz,
from Santa Ritas; Tucson; Fort Yuma; The Saguara; Casa Grande, Gila Valley;
Ancient Cliff House; W.T. Rickard;s Oxidizing Furance - Exterior view; W.T.
Rickard;s Oxidizing Furance - Interior view; Silver & Copper Leaching &
Amalgamating Works; plus numerous page illustrations. Overall, book is in
very good condition: binding lightly soiled, edges a bit frayed; some
damp-staining. There is a great deal of mining information in
this volume, including lists of mines, development work, production and
ownership. There are also details on former
explorers, towns and settlements, mining camps, Toltecs and Aztecs, Globe and
Summit Districts, water resources, Camps Bowie and Grant, Santa Cruz, birds,
animals, and plant life, and much, much more. An excellent reference of
the Arizona Territory in the mid-1870s.
TITAN OF CHASMS: The Grand Canyon of Arizona
1903, Articles by J.W. Powell and Charles F. Lummis, The Santa Fe Railroad.
ADVENTURES IN THE APACHE COUNTRY; A Tour
through Arizona and Sonora, with Notes on the Silver Regions of Nevada, by J.
Ross Browne, 1869
Illustrated by Author. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers,
1869. Original embossed brown cloth binding with gold print on spine; 535
pages with 4 pages of publishers advertisements; many steel-engraved
illustrations. Contents include: Gadsen Purchase; On Way to Arizona; The
Colorado Desert; Fort Yuma; Travelling Up the Gila; The Oatman Family; Crucified
Apaches; Pimo Villages; Casa Grandes; Across the Ninety-Mile Desert; Tucson; San
Xavier Del Bac; Pueblo of Tubac; Cocospera Canon; Magdalena; Dona Inez; Ton of
Santa Cruz; Massacre of Mills and Stevens; Mowry Mine; Santa Rita; The Cerro
Colroado; The Arivaca Ranch; Papgoria; Washoe Revisited; Bodie Bluff; Dead Sea
of the West; Walker River Country; and, The Reese River Country. Book is
in very good plus condition: some very light fraying to head and toe of spine;
spine is tight and strong; pages are clean and fresh. Price: $250.00
ARIZONA: THE STATE MAGAZINE,
Phoenix, Arizona, January 1917. Volume VII, Number 3.
Dimensions: 10-1/4" by 13-3/4." 18 pages. Numerous photographic images; Phoenix, Bisbee, and Globe,
Arizona advertising. Articles include: Goodyear Cotton Plantation; National Forest
Homesteads; Miami - the Mother of Mines; Citrus Homes; Review of Mining in
Arizona for 1916; etc. Original wrappers; very good plus condition; folded.
ARIZONA AS IT IS; or, THE COMING COUNTRY.
Compiled from Notes of Travel During the Years 1874, 1875, and 1876.
Hiram C. Hodge. New
York: Published by Hurd and Houghton. Boston: H.O. Houghton and
Company. Cambridge: The Riverside Press. 1877. First
edition. Original green cloth binding with emboss black print on front
cover and gold-embossed print on spine; 273 pages, with index; original brown
endpapers. Frontispiece: steel-engraving of Overland Mail Coach.
Two-page map between Page xii and Page 1. Plus other steel-engraved
illustrations. Contents include: History of Arizona; Early Settlement;
Climate, Rainy Seasons, Health, etc.; Mountains; Rivers; Grazing Lands; Wood,
Timber, etc.; Mineral lands: Mines and Mining; Principal Mineral Belts; Counties
and Towns; Indian Tribes; Prehistoric Ruins; Schools and Education; Railroads,
Stage and Post Routes; Newspapers; Telegraphs; Military and Military Posts; Wild
Animals, Birds, Fish, etc.; Reptiles and Venomous Insects; natural Curiosities;
Flora; and more. Condition: very good plus; some fraying to head and toe
of spine; spine tight and strong; pages clean and bright. Price: $250.00