First edition. Trade edition. Cloth, 341 pp., illustrations, 3 maps (large folding map). The result of two decades of research, Morgan considered this book his most important single historical work. A brilliantly edited compilation of primary source material, this important work reveals much about Ashley's Missouri Fur Company and his role in the fur trade after selling out to Jedediah Smith, David E. Jackson, and William Sublette. Material includes letters, newspaper transcripts, and Ashley's recently identified exploration diary from 1825. A fine, bright copy.
Inventory Number: 46663