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199. MARCY, Randolph B. The Prairie
Traveller....Edited (with Notes) by Richard F. Burton.
London: Trübner and Co., 1863. xvi, 251  [24, ads]
pp., engraved frontispiece of Fort Smith, Arkansas, text
illustrations, folding engraved map: Itineraries
described in Capt. Marcys Prairie Traveller...Drawn
by E. J. Ravenstein. 14.4 x 20.0 cm (5-7/16 x 7-3/4
inches). 12mo, original dark brown moiré cloth.
Cloth at upper joint split and spine almost detached, shelf
worn at upper extremities and edges, internally
Fourth and best edition, edited and with additional notes and revised map by Sir Richard F. Burton (first edition, New York, 1859). Graff 2677. Mintz, The Trail 326: "Marcys book well illustrates how the massive Western movement had created a demand for alternate and/or more direct routes. He lists here twenty-eight routes of travel, a far cry from the two or three advisable roads of the 1840s." Plains & Rockies IV:335:4: "The book was...brought up to date in 1863 with a new edition...edited by Richard Burton, who had just returned from a visit to Salt Lake." The map in Burtons edition has been reworked, and instead of the Pikes Peak map being a separate map, it appears at the lower left in an inset.