Publication: G P Putnam's Sons, 1905, New York
First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial cloth, teg, xxiii [blank], 360 , [blank], plus 6 pages of advertisements, frontis., preface, illustrated, maps, portraits, plates, maps, index, advertisements. A comprehensive history of Western exploration and discovery. The author personally took part with Major Powell in his second voyage of exploration down the Colorado River, and he covers the first and second voyage down the Colorado. Also much on the driving of the last spike in 1869 with the completion of the Union Pacific Railway. "The Story of the Conquest of the Far West, from the Wanderings of Cabeza de Vaca, to the First Descent of the Colorado by Powell, and the Completion of the Union Pacific Railway, with Particular Account of the Exploits of Trappers and Traders." Previous owners name written neatly in upper corner of front free endpaper and some occasional light soiling, else a clean, tight Very Good copy.
Inventory Number: 50600