THE AMERICAN FUR TRADE OF THE FAR WEST A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER TRADING POSTS AND EARLY FUR COMPANIES OF THE MISSOURI VALLEY AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND OF THE OVERLAND COMMERCE WITH SANTA FE.

New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902. Three volumes. xxiv,[2],482pp.; viii,[2],483- 892pp.; [4],893-1029pp., plus eight plates and folding map. Without the ad leaf at the end of the first volume. Frontispiece in first and second volumes. Half title in each volume. Original green cloth, spines gilt. Minor shelf wear. Binding of first volume a bit shaken, with frontispiece partially detached. Overall very good condition. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM55137A

After all these years, still the standard work on the subject. This is the handsome first edition, published by F.P. Harper, and the essential starting point for research on the fur trade. The folding map in the pocket at the rear of the third volume is titled, "Map of the Trans-Mississippi Territory of the United States during the period of the American Fur Trade as conducted from St. Louis between the years 1807 and 1843, Showing the Location of Indian Tribes, Trading Posts, Routes of Travel and other features of interest." HOWES C390, "aa." RITTENHOUSE 112. STREETER SALE 3206. GRAFF 696. SMITH 1721. RADER 770.

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