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AUCTION 19

220. VOORHEES, Luke. Personal Recollections of Pioneer Life on the Mountains and Plains of the Great West. [Cheyenne: Privately printed, 1920]. 76 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original tan cloth lettered in black on upper cover. Spine a bit dark, covers light stained, front hinge starting, otherwise very good, interior fine. Author’s signed presentation copy to John Charles Thompson, Jr. Related newsclipping laid in (with offsetting to first page of text and adjoining blank leaf).

     First edition, limited edition (125 copies). Adams, Guns 2277: “Scarce.... Contains some information on stage robbers and Slade’s killing of Jules Reni.” Braislin 1828. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 504. Graff 4498. Holliday 1133: “The author, Cheyenne’s first Post Master and cattle man, narrates a trip across the plains to the Republican River country in 1857.”  Howes V142: “Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming.” Littell 1073. Smith 5708.

     Of extraordinary interest to the early history of the American West is the appendix, which occupies nearly half the book, and tells the story of how the author’s family came into possession of important manuscripts written by Lewis and Clark, several of which are reprinted here. ($150-300)

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