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Pingenot Auction, Lot 227

227. MORRIS, Maurice O’Connor. Rambles in the Rocky Mountains, with a Visit to the Gold Fields of Colorado. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864. vii, 264 pp. 8vo, original dark green cloth, spine gilt-lettered. Fine and bright.
         First edition. Bradford 3694. Graff 2899. Howes M831. Phillips, Sporting Books, p. 258. Plains & Rockies IV:404: "He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at Saint Joseph, however, and the author changed his destination to Denver where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states." Wynar 2050. Pingenot: An entertaining journal in which the British author describes his trip in 1863 from St. Louis across Kansas and Nebraska to Fort Kearney, Julesburg, Denver, and Central City.