THE LOST TRAPPERS; A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING SCENES AND EVENTS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS; TOGETHER WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF CALIFORNIA: ALSO, SOME ACCOUNT OF THE FUR TRADE....

Cincinnati: E.D. Truman, Publisher, 1850. xv,[blank page],[17]-255pp. Original cloth. Foxed, else good. Item #WRCAM18351

The second printing of this famous (and sometimes fictitious) account of the beginnings of the American fur trade. The narrative is based on the journal of Ezekial Williams, who recorded his explorations in the Rockies during 1809-13, and reported an overland journey to California by two of his associates in 1809-10. This was historian Alfred Creigh's copy (Creigh was the author of HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA. 1870). HOWES C836. WAGNER-CAMP 130:2. RITTENHOUSE 142 (ref). COWAN, p.149. GRAFF 897. SABIN 17319.

Price: $125.00