Publication: The Dean-Hicks Company, 1925, Grand Rapids
First edition. First Issue. Cloth, 244 pp., preface, frontis, and several illustrations. Compiled by Ball's daughters: Kate Ball Powers, Flora Ball Hopkins, and Lucy Ball. Born in 1794, John Ball was a graduate of Darmouth College. He was a member of the Wyeth Expedition to the Pacific Northwest in 1832, joined Milton Sublette trapping beaver, he journeyed westward to the Pacific, wintered at Fort Vancouver with Dr. John McLoughlin, went on to California, and then went to the Sandwich Islands, returning home on the U.S. Schooner Boxer after shipping around the horn on the whaling vessel, Nautillus. A fascinating narrative of Ball's experiences. Very slight wear to top of spine, else an exceptionally fine, bright copy of the first issue, before the Arthur H. Clark Company reissued the books with a new title page.
Inventory Number: 51752