AUCTION 23

 
 

 

 
 

1054. [MOUNTAIN MEN]. Lot of 10 imprints. Included are:

CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin. The American Fur Trade of the Far West... Stanford, 1954. 2 vols.

CLELAND, Robert Glass. This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest. New York, 1950.

FROST, Donald McKay. Notes on General Ashley, the Overland Trail, and South Pass. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1945. 159 pp., one folding map. 8vo, original green wrappers bound in green cloth. Binding with insect damage, internally fine.
     Offprint from Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society.

HAMMOND, George P. The Adventures of Alexander Barlay from London Corsetier to Pioneer Farmer in Canada, Bookkeeper in St. Louis, Superintendent of Bent’s Fort, Fur Trader and Mountain Man in Colorado and New Mexico, Builder of Barclay’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico in 1848: A Narrative of Career, 1810 to 1855, His Memorandum Diary, 1845 to 1850. Denver: Old West Publishing Company, 1976. [6] viii, 246 pp., 7 plates, 3 separate maps in pocket affixed to rear pastedown. 4to, original brown cloth. Very fine in lightly worn pictorial d.j.
     First edition. Printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy.

MORGAN, Dale L. Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West. Indianapolis and New York, 1953. Very good, sans d.j.
     First edition.

NEIHARDT, John G. The Splendid Wayfaring.... New York: The Macmillan Co., 1920. 8vo, original dark green cloth. Very good.

VESTAL, Stanley. Jim Bridger, Mountain Man: A Biography. New York, 1946.

VESTAL, Stanley. Mountain Men. Boston, 1937.

WORK, John. Fur Brigade to the Bonaventura: John Work’s California Expedition, 1832-1833, for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Edited by Alice Bay Maloney....With a Forward by Herbert Eugene Bolton....San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1945. xxii, 112 [1, limitation notice], frontispiece portrait, 4 plates, folding map. 4to, original tan cloth with printed paper spine label and printed paper label affixed to upper board. Light shelf wear, internally fine.
     First edition thus, limited edition (1 of 500 copies). Printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy.

YOUNT, George C. George C. Yount and his Chronicles of the West Comprising Extracts from his "Memoirs and the Orange Clark "Narrative" Edited by Charles L. Camp. Denver: Old West Publishing Company, 1966. xviii, 280 pp., colored frontispiece of a William H. Meyers watercolor sketch, portraits, chart, large folding map at rear. Large 8vo, original maize and brown pictorial boards. Ex-lib, with remnants of pocket on front free endpaper, with no stampings. Internally fine.
     First edition.  Rocq S1235. The author was one of the earliest U.S. trappers to venture into the Transmississippi West and the first white settler in Napa Valley. Handsomely printed by Alfred and Lawton Kennedy.

($100-200)

Sold. Hammer: $100.00; Price Realized: $122.50.

Auction 23 Abstracts

 

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