1050. [KIT CARSON]. Lot of 9 nineteenth- and twentieth-century imprints. Included are:

ABBOTT, John S.C. Kit Carson, The Pioneer of the West. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1873.

BLACKWELDER, Bernice. Great Westerner: The Story of Kit Carson. Caldwell, 1962.

BREWERTON, George Douglas. Overland with Kit Carson: A Narrative of the Old Spanish Trail in ’48. New York: Coward-McCann, 1930.

BURDETT, Charles. Life of Kit Carson, the Great Western Hunter and Guide Comprising Wild and Romantic Exploits As a Hunter and Trapper in the Rocky Mountains; Thrilling Adventures and Hairbreadth Escapes among the Indians and Mexicans...with an Account of the Various Government Expeditions to the Far West....New York, 1902.

CARSON, Kit [Christopher]. Kit Carson’s Autobiography. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1935. xxxviii, 192 [3] pp., frontispiece portrait (photographic). 12mo, original maroon cloth. Slight rubbing at corners and spinal extremities, otherwise fine.
     Second edition of Carson’s autobiography, with revised title, edited and with an added introduction by M. M. Quaife.

CHEETHAM, Francis T. Kit Carson: Pathfinder, Patriot and Humanitarian. Taos, 1955.

HAFEN, LeRoy R. (ed.). “The W.M. Boggs Manuscript About Bent’s Fort, Kit Carson, the Far West and Life Among the Indians” from The Colorado Magazine 7:2 (March 1930). Extract containing pp. 45-69, stapled. Very good.

PETERS, DeWitt C. Pioneer Life and Frontier Adventures. An Authentic Record of the Romantic Life and Daring Exploits of Kit Carson and His Companions from His Own Narrative. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1883. x [2] 19-567 pp., 65 plates. Thick 8vo, original brown cloth, stamped and decorated in black and gilt. Corners abraded, shelf worn, front hinge tape-repaired, rear hinge cracked (but holding), internally very good.
     Later edition of Peter’s biography of Carson. Howes P256.

VESTAL, Stanley. Kit Carson: The Happy Warrior of the Old West. A Biography. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company & The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1928.


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