Six Aquarelles from the Rockies.

Author: Wood, Stanley Llewellyn
Year: 1891
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Denver; The Great Divide Publishing Company
Category: Americas

Oblong 4to., bound with a string in decorative paper wrappers. Originally this booklet came in a decorative envelope which is missing here.

The whole consists of a title page plus six beautiful chromolithographs each with a page of descriptive text. A few of the plates are after photographs by W.H. Jackson, who is credited on the title page. The splendid chromolitographs with very fresh, vibrant colours.
The front cover with some unobtrusive soiling and with some chipping in the lower left corner. Title page rather foxed, rest of the text pages quite clean with the chromolithographs very clean.

The plates depict:

1) Marshall Pass.
2) Sitting Bull.
3) The Royal Gorge.
4) A Southern Ute.
5) The Toltec Gorge.
6) Zuni Indian Water Carrier.

This last chromo of a Zuni Indian actually already was published before in 1881 as the frontispiece of a book published by the Government Printing Office, Washington by Lewis. H. Morgan, titled 'Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines'.


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