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Pingenot Auction, Lot 91

91. DODGE, Richard Irving. The Black Hills. A Minute Description of the Routes, Scenery, Soil, Climate, Timber, Gold, Geology, Zoology, etc.... New York: James Miller, Publisher, 1876. 151 [4, ads] pp., folding map: The Black Hills of the Cheyenne Map of Explorations and Surveys.... New York: American Photo-Lithographic Co., 1875. 50.5 x 35.9 cm (19-7/8 x 14-1/8 inches), foldout plate, 3 text drawings, and 10 lithographed plates of scenery and places. 8vo, original embossed cloth, gilt. Slight shelf wear, near fine. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Dodge.
        First edition. Graff 1111. Howes D401. Jennewein, Black Hills Booktrails 59. Pingenot: A handsome color plate book on the Black Hills, published hurriedly after gold was discovered in the area, and before Custer’s last fight. The work contains much on the Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, and includes a discussion of gold, miners, Indians, and routes. The plates detail attractive and interesting views with the folding map entitled "The Black Hills of the Cheyenne."