First edition. Thick quarto. VOLUME I: Green cloth, decorated endpapers, 895 pp., frontis. [portrait of the editor], all edges marbled, foreword, illustrated, plates, portraits, index. This volume details the ante-territorial, territorial, and the state of Idaho history. Much on Indians, Indian treaties, explorers and exploration, fur traders, settlement of the state, discovery of gold, pioneer days, admission to the Union, penal institutions, education, newspapers, early transportation, Idaho's railroads, agriculture, mining and manufacturing, Indian troubles, trading and military posts, major cities, towns, and villages, religion, fraternal and civic societies. VOLUME II: Green cloth, decorated endpapers, 1008 pp., all edges marbled, illustrated, portraits. A biographical album with biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent citizens of Idaho along with portraits of many of the citizens. VOLUME III: Green cloth, decorated endpapers, 908 pp., frontis. [portrait], all edges marbled, illustrated, portraits, index. Continued biographical sketches of pioneer and prominent citizens of Idaho. Six Guns 949 says "Scarce." "Has a chapter on lawlessness and the professional bad man and contains material on the vigilantes, Henry Plummer, Cherokee Bob, Boone Helm, Farmer Peel, George Ives, Bob Zachary, and others." A light bit of professional, cosmetic restoration to the spine ends and corners, else a near fine set, housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gold.
Inventory Number: 26275