First edition. 8vo. Dark blue cloth, 380 pp., frontis. [portrait of Major Osborne Cross], preface, introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits, teg, bibliography, index. AHC 251 says, "Congress authorized the Mounted Riflemen to establish military posts along the Oregon Trail in 1846, but the expedition was delayed for three years. The three primary accounts of the journey are gathered together in this work to present differing viewpoints. Gibbs was a civilian, and offers a contrasting perspective from Cross and Loring on the execution of the expedition." Spine lettering lightly dulled, else near fine copy. AHC 251. MATTES 415, 454, 533. MINTZ 112, 414. WAGNER/CAMP 167e.
Inventory Number: 25721