CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN ARIZONA. THE GARDEN OF AMERICA.

[Tucson]. 1889. 48pp. Illus. Original printed wrappers, disbound from a larger volume, all leaves separated. Some edge chipping, affecting text on several leaves. Tanned and very fragile. Accession number stamped on front wrapper. Fair only. Item #WRCAM23385

Rare 19th-century promotional for Arizona, singing the praises of the arid lands of the territory for health and agriculture, and including some important historical data, with charming woodcuts depicting cattle, hogs, and fruit growing. Few copies of this fragile work could have survived. Farish later wrote one of the primary histories of Arizona. ARIZONA IMPRINTS locates only three copies, in the Office of the Arizona State Historian, the Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, and the present copy, which was deaccessioned by The New York Public Library. HOWES F35. ADAMS HERD 789. ARIZONA IMPRINTS 138.

Price: $1,250.00