First edition. 8vo. Cloth, titles and decorations stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, color pictorial front and rear endpapers, xi , 283 pp., frontispiece, numerous illustrations, map, selected bibliography, index. A classic account of the history of the Santa Fe Trail. This excellent work deals with all facets of the development and use of this famous trade route. Relates accounts about Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith, Susan Shelby Magoffin, Zebulon Pike, William Becknell, Thomas James, the Bent Brothers, etc. "A standard work about the Santa Fe Trail...the first such major work to follow that of Inman (1897) and is still widely used."--Jack Rittenhouse. A fine, bright copy. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some darkening to spine and some light soiling toward upper end of spine. Dust jacket internally reinforced at corners and spine ends. Recommended.
Inventory Number: 45956