Lyndon, Vt. . 233pp., including illustrations, plus pp. of ads. Frontispiece and photographic portrait of Chase. Original pictorial green wrappers bound into half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Fresh, and very good. Item #WRCAM51728
A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "E.B. Chase from C.M.C. May 4, 1895." Chase, editor of the VERMONT UNION, travelled across the country in the final months of 1881 and posted these dispatches. Following initial entries on Chicago and Kansas, he includes descriptions of his visits to Trinidad, La Junta, and Denver in Colorado. The bulk of the book contains an in-depth discussion of New Mexico, including descriptions of Cimarron, Taos, the Indian village of Pueblo, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and more. All the while Chase includes observations on local society and politics, cattle and agriculture, Indians, etc. "Scarce" - Adams. HOWES C315. ADAMS HERD 450. GRAFF 652. WYNAR 2082. EBERSTADT 114:210.