Lot 1205: D J Cook / John W Cook HANDS UP OR THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF DETECTIVE LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ON THE PLAINS 1897 Antique Colorado Law Enforcement History Francis Rizarri Bookplate Plates Maps Textual Figures
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Hands Up; or, Thirty-five Years of Detective Life in the Mountains and on the Plains.
Author: D. J. Cook
Editor: John W. Cook
Publisher: The W. F. Robinson Printing Co.
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 442 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: David Cook had an astonishing career as a lawman, serving as City Marshall and later Chief of Police of Denver, deputy marshal of Colorado Territory and the State of Colorado, Major General of the state militia, and founder of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association.
Adams, Six-Guns 241; Graff 862; Howes C728
Condition / Notes: This is the second edition of this work, considerably enlarged from the scarce first edition of 1882. The antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. There is light rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The binding has been repaired internally with archival tape. The text block is solid.
The armorial bookplate of Colorado railroad historian Francis Rizzari is affixed to the front flyleaf, along with a laid-in signed handwritten slip confirming Rizarri's previous ownership. The frontispiece portrait depicts the author. The pages are clean with light age toning. The work is profusely illustrated with plates (many of which depict arrests and gunfights) as well as textual figures, diagrams, and maps.
The book is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.
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