Publication: Little, Brown,and Company, 1892, Boston
First Illustrated Edition. Full Leather. viii-xvi, 411pp. Frontispiece. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. 10 full-page illustrations by Remington in sepia, and 77 textual illustrations and sketches by Remington. Reprints the fourth edition of this classic, but the addition of Frederic Remington's illustrations makes this a very desirable edition. Very skillfully rebound in full leather. The front panel of the original leather binding, with the elaborate gilt and colorful American Indian designs, has been retained and laid-down on the front cover, making a very attractive binding of this great western classic. "A classic book on the west, and one of the most important concerning overland travel. Parkman graphically tells of wagon trains, Indians, trappers, and other features of the west as he experienced them."--Lannon W. Mintz. Author and historian, Bernard DeVoto called it "One of the exuberant masterpieces of American literature." A breezy, first-person account of a two-month summer tour of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas when Francis Parkman was 23, including three weeks spent hunting buffalo with the Oglala Sioux. Previous owners name written neatly on front free-endpaper, else clean and tight, in an attractive leather binding with very slight edgewear. Protected in a custom clamshell box with title in gilt on leather label on spine.
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