143. MUMEY, Nolie. The Teton Mountains Their History and Tradition with an Account of the Early Fur Trade, Trappers, Missionaries, Mountain Men and Explorers Who Blazed the Trails around the Inspiring Peaks. Denver: The Artcraft Press, 1947. xxiii , 462 pp., folding map, folding panorama of Tetons, numerous text illustrations (some photographic and full-page). 8vo, original half maize buckram over light brown boards with pictorial title label on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. Very fine, unopened.
First edition, limited edition (#67 of 700 signed copies). Howes M892. Malone, Wyomingana, pp. 43-44: “A beautiful book containing brief sketches of lives and men involved in early history of the Teton region.... Valuable long quotations from diaries and reports.” Persons of note with extensive treatment are James Bridger, Beaver Dick, John Colter, Nathaniel Langford, Thomas Moran, et al. On pp. 302-300 discussed Cora Nelson Barber, “the first White child to live in Jackson’s Hole” (with photo). Other sections of interest are “First Cattle in Jackson’s Hole” (1883), Jackson Hole as hideout for horse thieves, Elbo the Hollywood Cowboys Home, Bar BC Ranch, etc. ($150-300)
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