Publication: Franklin Hudson Publishing Co, 1905, Kansas City
First edition. 6 3/4: x 5" original pictorial wrappers, 99 pp., illustrated. An account of a young man's experiences traveling the Santa Fe Trail in 1857. William B. Napton was a young Missourian who joined a wagon train when he was eighteen. Forty years later he wrote of his experiences and the book was published at Kansas City in 1905 ... Napton preserved sharp, indelible images of the nation's enchanted Trail: the crack of bullwhips, the threats of Indians, long days of endless plodding broken by a wild dash for buffalo or elk, the practical jokes of the rough teamsters, and the iron rule of the wagon master. A rare book and much sought. Minor wear to the fore-edges else a near fine copy housed in a clamshell case.
Inventory Number: 50090