London: British and Colorado Mining Bureau, [ 1869]. 64pp. plus folding frontispiece map. Original black cloth, spine gilt. Light wear to head of spine, front hinge weakening a touch. Moderate tanning, closed tear in foredge of front fly leaf. Small closed tear in upper edge of the map, just intruding into printed area. Very good. Item #WRCAM55337
A rare Colorado promotional pamphlet, issued by the British and Colorado Mining Bureau. The author's objective was to attract British capitalists and tourists to Colorado, so that "the splendid promise of her future" might blossom. Includes descriptive sections about Colorado counties, as well as advice on travelling from England to America, with a folding map of Colorado and an extensive catalogue of the mines operating at the time. The final leaf contains an abbreviated business directory of Denver, Central City, Black Hawk, and Georgetown. We have had this first edition once before, in 1997, in original printed wrappers. The present copy is in contemporary cloth. A second edition was issued in 1872. WYNAR 3313. HOWES O58, "aa." GRAFF 3084. SABIN 57110.