First edition. Quarto. Cloth, viii, 480 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, appendices, bibliography, indexes. Traveling with the American Fur Company expedition to the annual fur trappers' and traders' rendezvous of 1837, Miller compiled an unparalleled visual record of the soon-to-be heavily traveled Oregon Trail, the Rocky Mountains, the fur trade, and the Indians of the West. None of the artists, such as Bodmer and Catlin, who had preceded Miller in the West ever reached the mountains or painted the rendezvous and the fur trade as Miller did. His is a unique aesthetic and historical document. Fine, bright, unread copy in lightly rubbed, fine dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 41216