First edition. 8vo. Originally published in 1971. 8vo. Decorated wrappers, , 30 pp., frontis., foreword, map, bibliography. "In 1971 Jack D. Rittenhouse published his celebrated THE SANTA FE TRAIL, A HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, to help commemorate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Trail by William Becknell in 1821. To place his bibliography in perspective, Rittenhouse included a concise and well-crafted introduction representing a summary history of the Trail. It is that introduction, with some added material, that is now being issued separately by the Santa Fe Trail Council, under the title, TRAIL OF COMMERCE AND CONQUEST."... from the foreword by Marc Simmons. Fine copy.
Inventory Number: 45981