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1962 Limited Edition "Switzerland Trail of America", History of the Colorado & Northwestern Railroad
ARTIFACT: 1962 Limited Edition: "The Switzerland Trail of America" by Forest Crossen. This Limited Edition, 1st Edition is signed by the author and is #3433 out of #4000 printing. The book illustrates the history of the Colorado and Northwestern Railroad, which would later become the Denver, Boulder, and Western Railroad. It comes with two maps, originally included with the sale of the book, though the dust jacket is now gone the maps are: "Colorado & Northwestern Denver, Boulder, & Western Railroad System Map" and "Colorado & Southern Colorado & Northwestern Spur to the Pennsylvania Mining and Milling Company's Mill at Culbertson". The cover reads: "THE SWITZERLAND TRAIL OF AMERICA, BY FOREST CROSSEN" and the inside cover reads: "To Lucille and Gil from Jane and Dick Whitehead with love and best wishes always."
VINTAGE: Circa 1962
SIZE: Approximately 11-1/4 x 8-3/4"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Hardcover book, ink, paper, glue binding
ATTACHMENT: Glued binding
MARKINGS: "COPYRIGHT, 1962 BY FOREST CROSSEN", "LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER 62 10292", "PUBLISHED BY PRUETT PRESS, INC. BOULDER, COLORADO", "LIMITED EDITION OF THE SWITZERLAND TRAIL OF AMERICA BOOK NUMBER 3433 EDITION TO BE LIMITED TO 4,000 VOLUMES"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a railroad collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAX15 LHEX10/15
CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The book shows moderate use/storage wear, there is some slight separation of the binder and inside cover pages, but remain intact, and heavy surface wear to reverse cover, all pages seem to be in fine condition with no rips or tears.