First edition. 8 5/16" x 5 3/4" in light blue printed wrappers. 323pp. plus several illustrations and large folding map. Preface by Louis Frechette. The narrative of a six-month tour of the Rockies. Most notable for its extensive chapter on the Mormons, with a view of the Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, and Temple. Beaugrand seems quite taken with the religion, listing the thirteen points of the Mormon Doctrine, as well as providing a history of Brigham Young and the establishment of the colony at Salt Lake City. An interesting Mormon item. He also has notable material on cattle ranching in the West, peregrinations among the Mormons, mines of Colorado, Leadville, cowboys, Taos, Santa Clara, cliff dwellers, pueblos, etc. Moderate uniform browning to wrappers and pages as well as moderate chipping to wrappers, spine and some page corners. Paper slightly brittle. Overall, still very good. 15" x 18" map is shaded in blue and has one 1" closed tear to left edge of map at fold; very nice condition and attached at front.
Inventory Number: 37981