Cincinnati. 1850. ,349pp. Original blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Spine ends chipped, cloth with minor repair along hinges. Two bookplates on front pastedown. Very clean internally. A very good copy. In a cloth slipcase, printed paper label. Item #WRCAM9447A
The most readable work on the Santa Fe Trail, and a classic of Western Americana. The author, only seventeen when he set out for the West, managed to be in the thick of the stirring events of 1846, the taking of New Mexico, the Taos Massacre, and the final subjugation of the province. All are recounted with verve and accuracy. WAGNER-CAMP 182. HOWES G70, "b." GRAFF 1513. RITTENHOUSE 236. STREETER SALE 170. TUTOROW 3428.