First edition. 8vo. Limited to 1000 copies inscribed to one who helped pull the stagecoach through by paying for this number the sum of ten pinches of gold dust. This is copy 195 and signed by the author. Three quarter leather, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, xvi , 409 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated, portraits, plates, folding sectional picture of the six horse limited stagecoach. Contains much information on stagecoaching, stagecoach robberies, and other lawlessness. Six Guns 684 says, "Rare" and "This scarce and unusual privately printed book has several chapters dealing with stage holdups and other lawlessness." Original color artwork titled "Undine" and "The Cow Parsnip Trail" and a tipped in packet of cow parsnip seeds have been tipped in. On page 409 there is a hand-colored marginal illustration, heightened with glued down gold flakes. A very curious work with much on stagecoach robberies, pioneer life in Oregon and the stagecoach, etc. Lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners, else a near fine, bright copy of a rare book on stagecoach robberies.
Inventory Number: 44638