Publication: Old West Publishing Company, 1940, Denver
First edition. 8vo. Cloth, 365 pp., illus., facsimiles, 2 maps (1 large folding map), index. Edited by Paul C. Phillips. A diary of the wanderings on the sources of the rivers Missouri, Columbia, and Colorado from February, 1830, to November, 1835. "This is a top notch first hand account by a literate mountain man who went west in 1830 and visited the Yellowstone region.---Camille E. Cazedessus II. "First full length description of the Yellowstone region."---Wright Howes. A truly outstanding narrative of trapping and trading in the Rocky Mountains in the 1830's which originally appeared serially in "The Western Literary Messenger" in the 1840's. The "Map of the Fur Country" was drawn by Ferris in 1836, and is an important map of the period. Fine copy in dust jacket with spine lightly sunned. An excellent work and becoming scarce.
Inventory Number: 42943