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  • IN THE BUFFALO COUNTRY. by Brewerton, George D.; Introduction by David Lavender.
    Brewerton, George D.; Introduction by David Lavender.
    IN THE BUFFALO COUNTRY.

    Edition: Limited first edition.

    Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne, 1970. Hardcover first edition - Brewerton's account, as a young Lieutenant, of his journey over the Santa Fe Trail in 1848-49, originally published in three installments in Harper's magazine. Illustrated with the engravings from the magazine, believed to have been based on drawings by the author. Introduction by David Lavender. #377 out of 1400 individually numbered copies. 72 pp. plus colophon. Map on front endpapers, illustration on rear endpapers,

    Condition: Fine in coarse oatmeal cloth - Columbia Mills hopsaking - with gilt lettering on the spine, and decoration on the front cover.

    Book ID: 85095
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  • ADVENTURERS AND PROPHETS: American Autobiographers in Mexican California, 1828-1847. by Churchill, Charles B.
    Churchill, Charles B.
    ADVENTURERS AND PROPHETS: American Autobiographers in Mexican California, 1828-1847.

    Edition: First printing.

    Spokane: Arthur H. Clark Co. , 1995. Hardcover first edition - An introduction to the lives and memoirs of 11 early American travelers and settlers in California, and of the role the books which these men wrote played in promoting California to Americans back east. The Merchant & Traders included Alfred Robinson, William Heath Davis, and William Dana Phelps; those who came ' Before the Mast' included Richard Henry Dana, and William Henry Thomes; the Mountain Men included James Pattie, Kit Carson, Zenas Leonard and others, and finally the 'Exponents of Empire' included Thomas Jefferson Farnham and Henry Augustus Wise. Volume 24 in the Western Frontiersmen Series. 5 pages of portraits and plates. Bibliography and index. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-87062-2285.

    Condition: Fine in red cloth, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 25293
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  • KEARNY RODE WEST by [Kearny. Stephen Watts, 1794 - 1848.]
    [Kearny. Stephen Watts, 1794 - 1848.]
    KEARNY RODE WEST

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the 1846 expedition to California led by Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, written for older children and young adults. Often overshadowed by his more flamboyant contempories - John Charles Fremont, Kit Carson, Senator Thomas Hart Benson - this is an attempt to restore Kearny to the place in history which he deserves, as a man who, in his quiet way, did more than anyone else to expand the United States to the Pacific. A title in the American Battles and Campaigns series, Earl Schenck Miers, General Editor. Index. 190 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55301
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