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California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie

PARKMAN, Francis

Publication Date: 1849
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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PARKMAN, Francis. The California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life. New York. 1849. 448pp. plus ads. Frontispiece and illustrated half title. Original blue blindstamped cloth. Expertly recased. Early ownership signatures and book label. A good plus copy. In a half morocco box. Wagner-Camp 170:1b. BAL 15446. Cowan, p.474. Graff 3201. Howes P97. Rader 2608. Mintz 359. Rittenhouse 450. Holliday Sale 853. Larned 2062. Field 1177. Flake 3277. Grolier American 100, 58. Streeter Sale 1815. Second printing of the first edition, with the advertisement leaves numbered 1 through 6, and 8. This printing was issued in mid-April 1849 and consisted of five hundred copies. One of the classics of western travel literature, Parkman's work may be the most familiar piece of western travel writing to modern readers. The exciting adventures of the young Boston Brahmin loose on the plains makes excellent reading. Field remarks, "Mr. Parkman had all the genuine love of adventure of a frontiersman, the taste for the picturesque and romantic of an artist, and the skill in narration of an accomplished raconteur. It is not too high praise to say that his pictures of savage life are not excelled.". Bookseller Inventory # 38481

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Title: California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches ...

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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