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Pingenot Auction, Lot 105

105. FARROW, Edward S. Mountain Scouting: A Hand-Book for Officers and Soldiers on the Frontiers... New York: Published by the author, 1881. 248, 36 [10] pp., profusely illustrated. 8vo, original blue pictorial gilt-lettered cloth. Light wear to extremities, otherwise near fine.
        First edition of this privately printed and distributed how-to-do-it book. Howes F56. Not in Graff, Eberstadt, Streeter Sale, etc. Pingenot: Profusely illustrated and containing numerous notes on the methods of travel. Fascinating content dealing with the frontier requirements of the military; also contains a guide to the Chinook Jargon. Farrow was a lieutenant and captain in the Nez Percé and other Indian campaigns in the Northwest where he served as chief of scouts. The book is dedicated to General O. O. Howard who had commended him for gallant conduct. Rare.