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Recollections Of A Handcart Pioneer Of 1860. With Some Account Of Frontier Life In Utah And Nevada by Mary Ann Hafen

Recollections Of A Handcart Pioneer Of 1860. With Some Account Of Frontier Life In Utah And Nevada

by Mary Ann Hafen

Publication: Privately printed for her descendants, 1938, Denver

First edition. Limited to 50 copies. Inscribed in ink on front free fly leaf : "To --- ---, With all good wishes at the end of a pleasant ride from Jackson's Hole to Denver with thoughts of poetry and other things. Roy & Ann Hafen." Original dark green cloth, title in gilt on front cover and spine, 117 pp., frontispiece [portrait of Mary Ann Hafen], foreword, illustrated from photographs, appendices. Paher 753 says, "The author was the niece of the Utah pioneer, John Stucki, and mother of historian LeRoy R. Hafen. The work is one of a very few personal narratives of those who crossed the plains with handcarts. It describes the family's immigration from Switzerland to Utah and their subsequent settlement in Bunkerville." Mintz 196 says, "All handcart users had to walk, and she says of her mother, "By this time mother's feet were so swollen that she could not wear shoes, but had to wrap her feet with cloth." This is a tough book to find." Fine copy of a difficult title.

Inventory Number: 47056

$1,000.00