Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1916. First Edition. Quarto. Item #022785
In three volumes. Vol. I: engraved fonrtispiece of McClintock. x, 2-312pp. Vol. 2: vii, 313-633pp., and Vol. 3: engraved frontispiece, 5-961pp. McClintock came to Arizona in 1879 at age fifteen to join his brother working on the Salt River Herald, the Valley's first newspaper. He also participated in the establishment of the Arizona Republic and was connected with many other papers throughout the Territory. He was an American teacher, journalist, civil servant, radio broadcaster (KTAR), author and historian. He is remembered today primarily as an organizer of the Arizona contingernt of Teddy Roosevel's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. He became an officer and later commanded the Arizona National Guard. Roosevelt appointed him Postmaster of Phoenix, a position he held until 1914. While he had written the Mormon Settlement in Arizona, his most important work is the present work, his three volume set on Arizona. Bound in 3/4 pebble grained morocco over blue-green cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered ad stamped in gilt, all edges marbled with endpapers highlighted in gilt. A very good set showing some shelfwear, volume three does have a stain to the cloth of the rear board. Internally clean without names or bookplate but with an occassional spot of marginal foxing.