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Pingenot Auction, Lot 296

296. STEEDMAN, Charles J. Bucking the Sagebrush, or the Oregon Trail in the Seventies. New York & London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904. [x] 270 pp., tinted frontispiece by Charles Russell, 11 plates (mostly by Russell), lively text illustrations by Russell, folding map (Sketch Map Showing the Route Taken from Scott’s Bridge, Oregon to Laramie, Wyoming). 8vo, maize pictorial cloth stamped in grey, green, and brown. Slight shelf wear and lettering on spine moderately flecked, but generally a fine, tight, and clean copy of a book difficult to obtain in collector’s condition.
         First edition. Adams, Herd 2153. Dobie, p. 120. Graff 3957. Howes S916. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow Country. Reese, Six Score 103: "Most of this book is devoted to a narrative of a cattle drive from Oregon to Wyoming in 1878, certainly one of the earliest drives of this magnitude from Oregon east." Smith 9832. Yost & Renner I:19.
($300-600)