316pp. Index. B/w photos and illustrations. B/w frontispiece. Former owner's name, place, and date on front free endpaper. Top edge green stained as published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Broken Hand : The Life Story of Thomas ...
Publisher: Old West
Publication Date: 1931
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Printing.
Book Description The Old West Publishing Company, Denver, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good +. First Edition. 8vo. xiv, 15-316pp. Illustrated with 8 plates and a map. Green cloth hardcover with gilt stamped title on front cover and spine. Hinges have light cracks. Light edge wear base of binding. Cloth worn at head of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 2873
Book Description Old West Publishing Co, Denver, CO, 1931. First edition. 8vo. vii, 316 pp. Illustrated from photographs, old prints, and paintings, plates, portraits, double-page map. Fitzpatrick (1799-1854), trapper, trailblazer, and head of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, discovered South Pass, Wyoming (with Jedediah Smith), led the first two emigrant trains to Oregon, guided John C. Fremont and Philip Kearney, and helped negotiate the Fort Laramie treaty of 1851 (cf. Wikipedia). Howes H-10. Owner's name, else very good. Original gilt-stamped green cloth. (#8139). Bookseller Inventory # 61180
Book Description Old West Publishing, Denver, Colorado, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Western; Fur Trapping; Mountain Men; Travel; EXPLORATION; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; (U. S. WEST). Broken Hand: the Life Story of Thomas Fitzpatrick, Chief of the Mountain Men. First Trade Edition. Tall 8vo, dark green cloth stamped in gilt, top edge stained green, 316 pages, frontis portrait and several plates, one double-page map. Covers remain very clean with gilt sharp, small frayed hole at bottom right edge of spine, text crisp and tight, few leaves with tiny edge tears, light foxing at endpapers, dust wrapper with mild dusting, worn and darkened at spine, missing segment at base of spine- see graphic. U. S. IANA H10 aa. Fitzpatrick first went west with the Ashley overland company in 1823, and he continued to trap in the west for nearly 30 years. An essential title for any serious library on the fur trade; [Hafen would later edit "The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West" (1965-1972) , the fundamental 10-volume reference on the subject. ] This biography of Fitzpatrick was issued simultaneous with signed limited edition of 100 copies. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 28322
Book Description The Old West Publishing Co., 1931., Denver, 1931. First edition. First edition. Ltd. edition, #69 of 100 copies. Boards with cloth spine. "Fitzpatrick (1799-1854) ranks with Jedediah Smith, Bridger and Carson as the four greatest mountain men. His first trip over the Santa Fe trail was in 1831, with the caravan on which Jedediah Smith lost his life. Fitzpatrick was later a guide for such men as Fremont, Abert and Kearny; in 1846 he was agent for the tribes on the Arkansas, Platte and Kansas Rivers."---Jack Rittenhouse. "Fitzpatrick was one of the original Ashley men who traveled extensively in the mountains and was a close friend of Jed Smith. Known as "White Hair", he presided at the great 1851 Ft. Laramie Indian Peace Council."---Camille E. Cazedessus II. "Fitzpatrick was not only influential in shaping the fur trade during its formative years, but equally so as an early guide to emigrants and Army expeditions, and as an Indian agent, being generally respected red and white alike for his work in this connection. He has occasionally been hailed with some justification as the greatest of all frontiersmen of his period."---Dan L. Thrapp. The classic biography on this great frontiersman. Previous owner's small name and address label on front endpaper, else fine, attractive copy of the rare limited edition. Bookseller Inventory # 42772