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Because the stock impeded progress, the party divided into two parts. Atlas metódico para la enseñanza de la geografía de la República Mexicana. “1875” stamped on front free endpaper, embossed stamp of Juan N. Méndez (1820–1894), professional soldier and politician, fought against the French (see Dicc. In an interesting Mexican binding, with contemporary ink note on pastedown, stating the book was bound April 24, 1875, signed by Donaciano Arreaga. The map of Baja California locates pearl fisheries. Colección general de las marcas del ganado de la provincia de Buenos-Aires. [28], 134, [10] pp., 15 folding leaves of brands, first leaf with illustration of round-up and branding on the pampas. The 1830 edition was lithographed by Bacle, who with Italian Carlos Risso introduced lithography to Argentina. Adams, Guns 168: “Contains a chapter on Sam Bass, telling of his life in Denton, Texas, his start in crime, his career, and his death.” Adams, Herd 222. Folio, original yellow, orange, and beige patterned boards, tan linen backstrip, lettered in orange on spine. Streeter owned Staples’ manuscript map (“A Map of Northern Part of Mexico including Exter and Wilson’s Grant..S. Ironically, the problems covered here were eventually resolved by the gradual spread of law and order in Texas itself, which reduced cattle rustling, and by the eventual conquering by the United States of its own Native American population. Brackenridge describes the mine in some detail on pp. Brackenridge briefly touches on the boundary question between Mexico and Texas, ironically noting that it could be settled amicably. xi, [1 blank], 302 pp., frontispiece portrait (sepia photogravure of author), photographic plates, text illustrations (after pen and ink sketches). 12; Fifty Great Western Illustrators (de Yong 6); Western High Spots, p. In the late 1860s he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his narrative is devoted to the development of the ranching industry on the central plains.” (0-400) 12. Glendale: [Privately printed for the author by] The Arthur H. 8vo, original brown cloth, t.e.g., genealogical charts on endpapers. Brooks.”First edition, limited edition (Adams incorrectly states limitation as 150 copies; Clark & Brunet state 1025 copies were printed of which 250 were for sale). Included is Hickok’s sojourn as marshal of Abilene, Kansas (“The Gomorrah of the West”), when the town was the primary point for shipping cattle east. Broken Bow, Nebraska: [Printed at Denver by Merchants Publishing Co.], 1901. Lower wrapper slightly chipped with losses along spine (neatly infilled with sympathetic paper), one small spot on upper wrapper. Galveston: The Galveston News, [1867] [wrapper title].

The wagons were organized into one train and moved ahead. Formado y dedicado a la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística. 54 pp., 17 leaves of plates containing 33 uncolored, unattributed lithograph maps of Mexico (state maps, a few thematic), some folded. García y Cubas, a giant of Mexican geography and cartography, is known as “el fundador de nuestra geografía como ciencia” (Dicc. The second work is an attractive, restrained example of the type of atlas issued by the French geographic firm of Cortambert; of the twelve maps, three are of France. Folio, original unbound signatures in original leather folder. Limited edition (500 copies), facsimile of the original edition (1830) of an exceedingly rare brand book, a cornerstone book for the cattle industry in Latin America, and an important, early milestone in the history of Argentine printing and lithography. Supposedly, the original book took five years to produce and secured Bacle’s fame in Argentine printing. (0-1,000) Early Tour and Account of the Louisiana Purchase10. Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River, in 1811. Brackenridge’s account was a source for Washington Irving’s Astoria. 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, t.e.g. Two pages slightly browned due to an old newspaper being laid in, otherwise very fine. 1940 To Al Spaugh Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Adams, Herd 332: “Very scarce.” Clark & Brunet 29: “Though the original prospectus indicated 250 copies for sale, only 88 copies of the book were sold by the publisher. Abilene is described thus: “Gamblers and bad women, drunken cut-throats and pimps, overshadowed all other society, and the carnival of iniquity never ceased” (p. (

Because the stock impeded progress, the party divided into two parts. Atlas metódico para la enseñanza de la geografía de la República Mexicana. “1875” stamped on front free endpaper, embossed stamp of Juan N. Méndez (1820–1894), professional soldier and politician, fought against the French (see Dicc. In an interesting Mexican binding, with contemporary ink note on pastedown, stating the book was bound April 24, 1875, signed by Donaciano Arreaga. The map of Baja California locates pearl fisheries. Colección general de las marcas del ganado de la provincia de Buenos-Aires. [28], 134, [10] pp., 15 folding leaves of brands, first leaf with illustration of round-up and branding on the pampas. The 1830 edition was lithographed by Bacle, who with Italian Carlos Risso introduced lithography to Argentina. Adams, Guns 168: “Contains a chapter on Sam Bass, telling of his life in Denton, Texas, his start in crime, his career, and his death.” Adams, Herd 222. Folio, original yellow, orange, and beige patterned boards, tan linen backstrip, lettered in orange on spine. Streeter owned Staples’ manuscript map (“A Map of Northern Part of Mexico including Exter and Wilson’s Grant..S. Ironically, the problems covered here were eventually resolved by the gradual spread of law and order in Texas itself, which reduced cattle rustling, and by the eventual conquering by the United States of its own Native American population. Brackenridge describes the mine in some detail on pp. Brackenridge briefly touches on the boundary question between Mexico and Texas, ironically noting that it could be settled amicably. xi, [1 blank], 302 pp., frontispiece portrait (sepia photogravure of author), photographic plates, text illustrations (after pen and ink sketches). 12; Fifty Great Western Illustrators (de Yong 6); Western High Spots, p. In the late 1860s he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his narrative is devoted to the development of the ranching industry on the central plains.” ($200-400) 12. Glendale: [Privately printed for the author by] The Arthur H. 8vo, original brown cloth, t.e.g., genealogical charts on endpapers. Brooks.”First edition, limited edition (Adams incorrectly states limitation as 150 copies; Clark & Brunet state 1025 copies were printed of which 250 were for sale). Included is Hickok’s sojourn as marshal of Abilene, Kansas (“The Gomorrah of the West”), when the town was the primary point for shipping cattle east. Broken Bow, Nebraska: [Printed at Denver by Merchants Publishing Co.], 1901. Lower wrapper slightly chipped with losses along spine (neatly infilled with sympathetic paper), one small spot on upper wrapper. Galveston: The Galveston News, [1867] [wrapper title]. The wagons were organized into one train and moved ahead. Formado y dedicado a la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística. 54 pp., 17 leaves of plates containing 33 uncolored, unattributed lithograph maps of Mexico (state maps, a few thematic), some folded. García y Cubas, a giant of Mexican geography and cartography, is known as “el fundador de nuestra geografía como ciencia” (Dicc. The second work is an attractive, restrained example of the type of atlas issued by the French geographic firm of Cortambert; of the twelve maps, three are of France. Folio, original unbound signatures in original leather folder. Limited edition (500 copies), facsimile of the original edition (1830) of an exceedingly rare brand book, a cornerstone book for the cattle industry in Latin America, and an important, early milestone in the history of Argentine printing and lithography. Supposedly, the original book took five years to produce and secured Bacle’s fame in Argentine printing. ($500-1,000) Early Tour and Account of the Louisiana Purchase10. Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River, in 1811. Brackenridge’s account was a source for Washington Irving’s Astoria. 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, t.e.g. Two pages slightly browned due to an old newspaper being laid in, otherwise very fine. 1940 To Al Spaugh Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Adams, Herd 332: “Very scarce.” Clark & Brunet 29: “Though the original prospectus indicated 250 copies for sale, only 88 copies of the book were sold by the publisher. Abilene is described thus: “Gamblers and bad women, drunken cut-throats and pimps, overshadowed all other society, and the carnival of iniquity never ceased” (p. ($1,500-2,500) History of Custer County with Photographs by S. 403, [7 ads] pp., copious photographic text illustrations (some full-page), mostly by Butcher. For discussion of other camel reports of the period, see Plains & Rockies III:297. 10 pp., folding lithograph map: Map Showing the Several Mail Routes through the Indian Country from 1850 to 1861, and Indian Depredations Committed upon Mail Trains, 51.3 x 62.5 cm (shows Chorpenning’s Salt Lake and San Diego or San Pedro Mail Route and the Sacramento and Salt Lake Mail Route, sites of attacks by Native Americans and losses of men and stock). Lower wrap with contemporary ink note: “Chorpenning (shorter) Statement.” Text creased where formerly folded and with a few spots, scattered contemporary marginal markings in red and blue pencil. This imprint is rare in commerce; only a few copies were sold or offered in the past five decades, including the Streeter copy (sold 1968; provenance: Herschel V. Rosenbach in 1939) and the Holliday copy (sold 1954; provenance: Edward Eberstadt; subsequently resold at Parke-Bernet Eberstadt sale in 1954, Lot 202). Holliday 202: “George Chorpenning left Sacramento City, California, on May 1, 1851, in charge of the first United States mail that ever crossed the country between the States and the Pacific, and located a mail station, which was the first settlement in the territory now known as the state of Nevada, but which at that time was part of Utah territory. This edition reflects the concerns that lingered after the end of the Civil War. Much of the text reflects the shift of Texas from primarily a cattle rearing state to one also more dependent on other stock, such as sheep, and on cotton as a staple crop. These shadows are relieved by the lighter ambience of social history, with images of women riding in full Victorian dress, gingerbread-trimmed houses, children in airy white ruffly batiste, and innocent pleasures. Except for minor chips to spine (at extremities) and along lower joint, fine. In 18 the camels, along with their native handlers, were introduced at Indianola, Texas, after which the Army began the task of accommodating itself to this new mode of transportation. It also gives insight into the cattle business in Wyoming in the early years of this century and into that breed of horse known as the cow pony.” The photographic borders, the techniques of which are discussed on pp. The legendary Muggins, who lived to the ripe old age of thirty-eight years and whose head was formerly preserved by the Wyoming State Museum, was said to be the finest cutting horse ever, able to cut out a steer from a herd without the guidance of a cowboy. Calendar for the year 1900, with color illustrations after Catlin: The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Mc Curdy President Head Offices Nassau, Cedar & Liberty Streets, New York City. His dramatic descriptions and sketches of mounted Comanches have been continuously cited by later historians, and the entire account of the Comanche camps is worth a close reading by the researcher.” Tyler, Prints of the American West, pp. Today [Catlin’s] work is criticized for its unrelenting Romanticism, but it is treasured by historians and anthropologists alike, who value his attention to details and brave dedication to his task.” 2 vols. Chorpenning, as the contractor for the first United States mail route from Salt Lake City, carried the mail through under heart-rending difficulties only to have his contracts annulled. Several reminiscences of the time by eye-witnesses and participants are included.

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Because the stock impeded progress, the party divided into two parts. Atlas metódico para la enseñanza de la geografía de la República Mexicana. “1875” stamped on front free endpaper, embossed stamp of Juan N. Méndez (1820–1894), professional soldier and politician, fought against the French (see Dicc. In an interesting Mexican binding, with contemporary ink note on pastedown, stating the book was bound April 24, 1875, signed by Donaciano Arreaga. The map of Baja California locates pearl fisheries. Colección general de las marcas del ganado de la provincia de Buenos-Aires. [28], 134, [10] pp., 15 folding leaves of brands, first leaf with illustration of round-up and branding on the pampas. The 1830 edition was lithographed by Bacle, who with Italian Carlos Risso introduced lithography to Argentina. Adams, Guns 168: “Contains a chapter on Sam Bass, telling of his life in Denton, Texas, his start in crime, his career, and his death.” Adams, Herd 222. Folio, original yellow, orange, and beige patterned boards, tan linen backstrip, lettered in orange on spine. Streeter owned Staples’ manuscript map (“A Map of Northern Part of Mexico including Exter and Wilson’s Grant..S. Ironically, the problems covered here were eventually resolved by the gradual spread of law and order in Texas itself, which reduced cattle rustling, and by the eventual conquering by the United States of its own Native American population. Brackenridge describes the mine in some detail on pp. Brackenridge briefly touches on the boundary question between Mexico and Texas, ironically noting that it could be settled amicably. xi, [1 blank], 302 pp., frontispiece portrait (sepia photogravure of author), photographic plates, text illustrations (after pen and ink sketches). 12; Fifty Great Western Illustrators (de Yong 6); Western High Spots, p. In the late 1860s he worked as a bullwhacker supplying Ft. He started his cattle business in 1870, and most of his narrative is devoted to the development of the ranching industry on the central plains.” ($200-400) 12. Glendale: [Privately printed for the author by] The Arthur H. 8vo, original brown cloth, t.e.g., genealogical charts on endpapers. Brooks.”First edition, limited edition (Adams incorrectly states limitation as 150 copies; Clark & Brunet state 1025 copies were printed of which 250 were for sale). Included is Hickok’s sojourn as marshal of Abilene, Kansas (“The Gomorrah of the West”), when the town was the primary point for shipping cattle east. Broken Bow, Nebraska: [Printed at Denver by Merchants Publishing Co.], 1901. Lower wrapper slightly chipped with losses along spine (neatly infilled with sympathetic paper), one small spot on upper wrapper. Galveston: The Galveston News, [1867] [wrapper title].

The wagons were organized into one train and moved ahead. Formado y dedicado a la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística. 54 pp., 17 leaves of plates containing 33 uncolored, unattributed lithograph maps of Mexico (state maps, a few thematic), some folded. García y Cubas, a giant of Mexican geography and cartography, is known as “el fundador de nuestra geografía como ciencia” (Dicc. The second work is an attractive, restrained example of the type of atlas issued by the French geographic firm of Cortambert; of the twelve maps, three are of France. Folio, original unbound signatures in original leather folder. Limited edition (500 copies), facsimile of the original edition (1830) of an exceedingly rare brand book, a cornerstone book for the cattle industry in Latin America, and an important, early milestone in the history of Argentine printing and lithography. Supposedly, the original book took five years to produce and secured Bacle’s fame in Argentine printing. ($500-1,000) Early Tour and Account of the Louisiana Purchase10. Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River, in 1811. Brackenridge’s account was a source for Washington Irving’s Astoria. 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and red, t.e.g. Two pages slightly browned due to an old newspaper being laid in, otherwise very fine. 1940 To Al Spaugh Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Adams, Herd 332: “Very scarce.” Clark & Brunet 29: “Though the original prospectus indicated 250 copies for sale, only 88 copies of the book were sold by the publisher. Abilene is described thus: “Gamblers and bad women, drunken cut-throats and pimps, overshadowed all other society, and the carnival of iniquity never ceased” (p. ($1,500-2,500) History of Custer County with Photographs by S. 403, [7 ads] pp., copious photographic text illustrations (some full-page), mostly by Butcher. For discussion of other camel reports of the period, see Plains & Rockies III:297. 10 pp., folding lithograph map: Map Showing the Several Mail Routes through the Indian Country from 1850 to 1861, and Indian Depredations Committed upon Mail Trains, 51.3 x 62.5 cm (shows Chorpenning’s Salt Lake and San Diego or San Pedro Mail Route and the Sacramento and Salt Lake Mail Route, sites of attacks by Native Americans and losses of men and stock). Lower wrap with contemporary ink note: “Chorpenning (shorter) Statement.” Text creased where formerly folded and with a few spots, scattered contemporary marginal markings in red and blue pencil. This imprint is rare in commerce; only a few copies were sold or offered in the past five decades, including the Streeter copy (sold 1968; provenance: Herschel V. Rosenbach in 1939) and the Holliday copy (sold 1954; provenance: Edward Eberstadt; subsequently resold at Parke-Bernet Eberstadt sale in 1954, Lot 202). Holliday 202: “George Chorpenning left Sacramento City, California, on May 1, 1851, in charge of the first United States mail that ever crossed the country between the States and the Pacific, and located a mail station, which was the first settlement in the territory now known as the state of Nevada, but which at that time was part of Utah territory. This edition reflects the concerns that lingered after the end of the Civil War. Much of the text reflects the shift of Texas from primarily a cattle rearing state to one also more dependent on other stock, such as sheep, and on cotton as a staple crop.

These shadows are relieved by the lighter ambience of social history, with images of women riding in full Victorian dress, gingerbread-trimmed houses, children in airy white ruffly batiste, and innocent pleasures. Except for minor chips to spine (at extremities) and along lower joint, fine. In 18 the camels, along with their native handlers, were introduced at Indianola, Texas, after which the Army began the task of accommodating itself to this new mode of transportation. It also gives insight into the cattle business in Wyoming in the early years of this century and into that breed of horse known as the cow pony.” The photographic borders, the techniques of which are discussed on pp. The legendary Muggins, who lived to the ripe old age of thirty-eight years and whose head was formerly preserved by the Wyoming State Museum, was said to be the finest cutting horse ever, able to cut out a steer from a herd without the guidance of a cowboy. Calendar for the year 1900, with color illustrations after Catlin: The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Mc Curdy President Head Offices Nassau, Cedar & Liberty Streets, New York City. His dramatic descriptions and sketches of mounted Comanches have been continuously cited by later historians, and the entire account of the Comanche camps is worth a close reading by the researcher.” Tyler, Prints of the American West, pp. Today [Catlin’s] work is criticized for its unrelenting Romanticism, but it is treasured by historians and anthropologists alike, who value his attention to details and brave dedication to his task.” 2 vols. Chorpenning, as the contractor for the first United States mail route from Salt Lake City, carried the mail through under heart-rending difficulties only to have his contracts annulled. Several reminiscences of the time by eye-witnesses and participants are included.

Butcher (1856–1927) took up photography in 1874, established a photographic gallery in Custer County in 1886, obtained a mail route, and farmed. Respecting the Purchase of Camels for the Purpose of Military Transportation. In 1857 Edward Beale used the camels in his survey for an overland route to California, where the animals exceeded expectations. Another legend about Muggins is that murderous cowboy detective Tom Horn is thought to have been the first to ride Muggins. These illustrations are reproductions of a set of prints published in 1845, and designed by Catlin. The annulment of the contract and Chorpenning’s subsequent attempts to get justice became a cause célèbre on which many pamphlets have been published. Variations in the plates, dates, military ranks, etc., still cause disputes over which is definitely the first edition, but the House edition is usually preferred.” Raines, p. Other sections give the history of Indian wars and conflicts. Galveston: The Galveston News, [1866] [wrapper title]. 8vo, original upper green printed wrapper (wants lower wrapper).

Of the comments found in the trade, that of Jeffrey Thomas is most wry: “Adams's fondness for writing in range dialect can be vexing at length, but he certainly knew his subject. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Joseph Schafer.... Kittredge, Lakeside Press for] The Caxton Club, 1934. 50: “A sample of much folk life found in county histories.” Howes B234. In addition to being an excellent and very scarce county history, this book contains a good account of early ranching and cattle drives in Denton County. The narrative first appeared in three parts in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (35–36, January-July 1932). Of all phases..our Colorado Desert history..segment having to do with the trail herd era has received least attention.... John James, owner of one of the many vast overland herds that reached their peak of prominence in the year 1854. Maps with mild offsetting and a few tears (no losses), otherwise very fine. Staples, en 1828; del Mapa de Nigra de San Martin en quanto á las distancias respectivas, y de la carta general de la República Mexicana de García Cubas; y segun los informes fidedignos de personas que conoscen el terreno, especialmente la parte mas al norte á la derecha del Rio Bravo.... This exceedingly rare map is among the most important maps for Texas and borderlands history in the nineteenth century. Memoranda y notas relativas cambiadas entre el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y el Ministerio Plenipotenciario de los Estados-Unidos. These problems grew so severe that they resulted in official accusations exchanged between the two governments, as is the case here. Louis early in August, having made 1440 miles in little better than fourteen days.’ The ‘Views’ preceding the ‘Journal,’ though mostly descriptive, do give a first-hand account of Manuel Lisa’s operations in the fur trade on the Upper Missouri from 1807 through 1810 (p. This includes some account of Colter’s activities for Manuel Lisa, but not an account of his famous escape from the Blackfeet near the Three Forks of the Missouri in 1808, which is told in print for the first-time, at least in a printed book, in Bradbury’s Travels (1817). Preserved in green cloth clamshell case with dark green gilt-lettered calf label. Adams describes the Chicago edition as “perhaps the first and rarest book written about Wild Bill Hickok”; if that is so, this edition is even rarer. Bryan issued many works from the serious to the spectacular, such as Helper’s proposal to build a railroad through South America and Dacus’ Life and Adventures of Jesse James, which came out this same year.

Mohr, The Range Country 619: “The cowboy in fact and fiction; encyclopedic labor of love.” Smith S2519. A Day with the Cow Column in 1843...[and] Recollections of My Boyhood.... First separate edition, limited edition (100 copies). 26: “It is not generally known that for a period approximating 20 years, and beginning—perhaps—in 1853, Texas cattlemen drove large herds of cattle over the desert to the California markets.... Translated from the Official Edition Made in Mexico. Fragile wrappers with moderate soiling and chipping to blank margins, interior very fine. Mandado formar por el primermiembro de la Comisión Pesquisidora de la Frontera del Norte, conforme á las noticias recojidas en el Expediente 4, Señalándose los ranchos qu hay por ambas orillas del Rio Grande, y los pueblos que la Comisión ha visitado anotándose éstos con la línea roja... This report can be found from time to time, but seldom with the important maps, particularly the superb large-scale folding map, which delineates in the Rio Grande from its mouth to the Big Bend region, with portions of Texas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas. Charges were traded back and forth that Texans dressed as Native Americans were plundering Mexican settlements and that raiders from Mexico were stealing large numbers of cattle from Texas ranches. On 17 July, Brackenridge, in charge for Lisa of a consignment of furs, left the Aricara Villages with Bradbury as a traveling companion and after a remarkably quick journey ‘we arrived at St. Upper wrapper moderately chipped and stained, interior has light foxing and browning, some professional repairs to corners of a few leaves, scattered pencil notes in blank margins, tiny hole in frontispiece (affecting image). had developed quite a reputation as plagiarizers, having been sued by both Estes & Lauriat and Mark Twain.

This pioneer who contributed to the development of the West died in poverty in a hospital in New York City. Clay Allison of the Washita, First a Cow Man and Then an Extinguisher of Bad Men: Recollections of Colorado, New Mexico, and the Texas Panhandle. This latter edition has an introduction and a map not in the 1920 edition. 13–14) characterizes Allison as “ranch owner, alcoholic, and a neurotic psychopath of the worst order, whose least objectionable habit was to strip himself naked, thunder up and down the street on his white horse, and then invite the dumbfounded residents into the nearest saloon for a drink. Except for minor spotting to outer blank margins of text, interior fine. Fred Rosenstock had a goodly stack of these, but this is the last one from that stash. Only the last five pages of his account describe life in the mines.... Clarke stopped at various ranches along his California route and describes one near Santa Barbara: “Crossing a high and steep mountain, we came to a valley stocked with thousands of cattle, belonging to a rancho at which we arrived at 10 o’clock. (complete), frontispiece (tipped-in sepia-tone photograph of Clyman), one photographic plate (portrait of Hannah Mecombs Clyman), text illustration (facsimile from Clyman’s diary), 3 maps: (1) Route of Jedediah Smith’s Party over the South Pass in 1823–24, and the Route of James Clyman’s Return to Fort Atkinson, 21.5 x 12.5 cm; (2) Clyman’s Route from Oregon to California in 1845, 12 x 21.5 cm; (3) Emigrant Trails to Oregon and California in 1844–46, folded, 30.5 x 19 cm. Camp states in the introduction to the 1960 edition that only 330 copies were printed). Clyman’s 1845–46 account of his travels in California is filled with documentation on many of the important old ranches and the prospects for development of stock raising. Although unmarked as such, this copy is from the private library of Juan N. The image was used as the frontispiece to Davis’ book; the engraved image has added detail. Landscape showing Taos pueblo in middle ground, surrounded by mountains in background, equestrian figure in foreground. 301 in Davis’ book; the engraved image was modified, such as tightening up and more clearly defining the architecture. During the Civil War he was a paymaster and was brevetted Brigadier General. CBC 4257 (apparently cited in error for Abilene, Texas). The book was published in two formats, cloth and wrappers. 82: “Apparently limited to a small edition, as the work is rarely seen.” Cowan II, p. Edwards’s account of the six months spent in the Bay Area is among the most important early descriptions of pastoral California. 27–28) describing the vicissitudes of driving a motley herd of wild, stubborn, skittish beasts overland and across waterways. Have, however, recovered the greater part of the lost cattle and purchased others. One of the albums has the printed label of Elwell’s widow pasted to board. Although containing no original artwork, these scrapbooks were compiled by Elwell and form a fairly complete record of his illustrating activities. It contains the earliest published journal of the Mexican-American War as it unfolded in the Southwest and California.

($7,500-15,000) “First a Cow Man and Then an Extinguisher of Bad Men”20. This edition, too, has become scarce and is the only one known to many bibliophiles.” Dykes, Kid 83: “Very rare.” Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books, p. That’s the sunny side of the man.” ($600-1,200) First Printed Description of the Southern Route Via Camargo–Chihuahua–Sonora–Arizona21. Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, through Central Mexico, by Way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the Country of the Apaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California. According to a note, dated July 2, 1852, [Clarke] published this account for his friends.” Littell 175. As it is a fair specimen of the Spanish ranches in this section, I will give a short sketch of it. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1928. California Historical Society Special Publications 3. Clyman provides vivid glimpses of the California rancho lifestyle. Méndez (1820–1894), who twice served as governor of Puebla. Eberstadt, Texas 16 (the only copy we trace on the market in the past few decades): “Historical summary of the dispute, plus text of numerous old documents relating to early Texas history. Condition report: Except for faint marginal mat burn, very fine. Don Fernandez de Taos: [Title in ink in Eaton’s hand on verso of watercolor] “View of Don Fernando de Taos N. Looking E of North to the Taos Mountains” [in pencil] “5407”; [manuscript title in ink (Davis? New Mexico” with framer’s printed label of Earle (see 3 above). Condition report: Except for occasional light discoloration, fine.(5) EATON, Joseph Horace. Davis” [lower right] “1855”; [Title in ink in Davis’ hand on paper label on original wooden frame back]: “Fort Bliss, Texas, Looking East: By F. Eaton had a long career as mapmaker and artist in the Borderlands. Army maps for the Mexican-American War battles fought on Texas soil, and contributed to the illustrations in W. Henry’s Campaign Sketches of the War with Mexico (1847). Edwards goes into considerable detail on the early days of the cattle trade in Abilene, Kansas, drawing the connection between the railroad and the blooming of the livestock trade. 12mo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled (as issued). In the genre of trail drive literature, Edwards’ account is very early, but the sentiments he expressed remained true to form to the end of the trail-driving days: Horrors! The first album has newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Elwell and his career; the other four contain examples of his magazine illustrations, advertising art work, calendar illustrations, and other materials, including the upper cover of the dust jacket for the Riverside Press edition of Andy Adams, Log of a Cowboy. See Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Elwell). As the leader of a fourteen-man contingent of topographical engineers, Emory accompanied General Stephen Watts Kearny and his Army of the West as it subdued New Mexico and marched on to secure California for the United States. Wants wrappers, spine repaired with paper tape, text lightly browned and slightly waterstained.

,500-2,500) History of Custer County with Photographs by S. 403, [7 ads] pp., copious photographic text illustrations (some full-page), mostly by Butcher. For discussion of other camel reports of the period, see Plains & Rockies III:297. 10 pp., folding lithograph map: Map Showing the Several Mail Routes through the Indian Country from 1850 to 1861, and Indian Depredations Committed upon Mail Trains, 51.3 x 62.5 cm (shows Chorpenning’s Salt Lake and San Diego or San Pedro Mail Route and the Sacramento and Salt Lake Mail Route, sites of attacks by Native Americans and losses of men and stock). Lower wrap with contemporary ink note: “Chorpenning (shorter) Statement.” Text creased where formerly folded and with a few spots, scattered contemporary marginal markings in red and blue pencil. This imprint is rare in commerce; only a few copies were sold or offered in the past five decades, including the Streeter copy (sold 1968; provenance: Herschel V. Rosenbach in 1939) and the Holliday copy (sold 1954; provenance: Edward Eberstadt; subsequently resold at Parke-Bernet Eberstadt sale in 1954, Lot 202). Holliday 202: “George Chorpenning left Sacramento City, California, on May 1, 1851, in charge of the first United States mail that ever crossed the country between the States and the Pacific, and located a mail station, which was the first settlement in the territory now known as the state of Nevada, but which at that time was part of Utah territory. This edition reflects the concerns that lingered after the end of the Civil War. Much of the text reflects the shift of Texas from primarily a cattle rearing state to one also more dependent on other stock, such as sheep, and on cotton as a staple crop.

These shadows are relieved by the lighter ambience of social history, with images of women riding in full Victorian dress, gingerbread-trimmed houses, children in airy white ruffly batiste, and innocent pleasures. Except for minor chips to spine (at extremities) and along lower joint, fine. In 18 the camels, along with their native handlers, were introduced at Indianola, Texas, after which the Army began the task of accommodating itself to this new mode of transportation. It also gives insight into the cattle business in Wyoming in the early years of this century and into that breed of horse known as the cow pony.” The photographic borders, the techniques of which are discussed on pp. The legendary Muggins, who lived to the ripe old age of thirty-eight years and whose head was formerly preserved by the Wyoming State Museum, was said to be the finest cutting horse ever, able to cut out a steer from a herd without the guidance of a cowboy. Calendar for the year 1900, with color illustrations after Catlin: The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Mc Curdy President Head Offices Nassau, Cedar & Liberty Streets, New York City. His dramatic descriptions and sketches of mounted Comanches have been continuously cited by later historians, and the entire account of the Comanche camps is worth a close reading by the researcher.” Tyler, Prints of the American West, pp. Today [Catlin’s] work is criticized for its unrelenting Romanticism, but it is treasured by historians and anthropologists alike, who value his attention to details and brave dedication to his task.” 2 vols. Chorpenning, as the contractor for the first United States mail route from Salt Lake City, carried the mail through under heart-rending difficulties only to have his contracts annulled. Several reminiscences of the time by eye-witnesses and participants are included.

Butcher (1856–1927) took up photography in 1874, established a photographic gallery in Custer County in 1886, obtained a mail route, and farmed. Respecting the Purchase of Camels for the Purpose of Military Transportation. In 1857 Edward Beale used the camels in his survey for an overland route to California, where the animals exceeded expectations. Another legend about Muggins is that murderous cowboy detective Tom Horn is thought to have been the first to ride Muggins. These illustrations are reproductions of a set of prints published in 1845, and designed by Catlin. The annulment of the contract and Chorpenning’s subsequent attempts to get justice became a cause célèbre on which many pamphlets have been published. Variations in the plates, dates, military ranks, etc., still cause disputes over which is definitely the first edition, but the House edition is usually preferred.” Raines, p. Other sections give the history of Indian wars and conflicts. Galveston: The Galveston News, [1866] [wrapper title]. 8vo, original upper green printed wrapper (wants lower wrapper).

Of the comments found in the trade, that of Jeffrey Thomas is most wry: “Adams's fondness for writing in range dialect can be vexing at length, but he certainly knew his subject. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Joseph Schafer.... Kittredge, Lakeside Press for] The Caxton Club, 1934. 50: “A sample of much folk life found in county histories.” Howes B234. In addition to being an excellent and very scarce county history, this book contains a good account of early ranching and cattle drives in Denton County. The narrative first appeared in three parts in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly (35–36, January-July 1932). Of all phases..our Colorado Desert history..segment having to do with the trail herd era has received least attention.... John James, owner of one of the many vast overland herds that reached their peak of prominence in the year 1854. Maps with mild offsetting and a few tears (no losses), otherwise very fine. Staples, en 1828; del Mapa de Nigra de San Martin en quanto á las distancias respectivas, y de la carta general de la República Mexicana de García Cubas; y segun los informes fidedignos de personas que conoscen el terreno, especialmente la parte mas al norte á la derecha del Rio Bravo.... This exceedingly rare map is among the most important maps for Texas and borderlands history in the nineteenth century. Memoranda y notas relativas cambiadas entre el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y el Ministerio Plenipotenciario de los Estados-Unidos. These problems grew so severe that they resulted in official accusations exchanged between the two governments, as is the case here. Louis early in August, having made 1440 miles in little better than fourteen days.’ The ‘Views’ preceding the ‘Journal,’ though mostly descriptive, do give a first-hand account of Manuel Lisa’s operations in the fur trade on the Upper Missouri from 1807 through 1810 (p. This includes some account of Colter’s activities for Manuel Lisa, but not an account of his famous escape from the Blackfeet near the Three Forks of the Missouri in 1808, which is told in print for the first-time, at least in a printed book, in Bradbury’s Travels (1817). Preserved in green cloth clamshell case with dark green gilt-lettered calf label. Adams describes the Chicago edition as “perhaps the first and rarest book written about Wild Bill Hickok”; if that is so, this edition is even rarer. Bryan issued many works from the serious to the spectacular, such as Helper’s proposal to build a railroad through South America and Dacus’ Life and Adventures of Jesse James, which came out this same year.

Mohr, The Range Country 619: “The cowboy in fact and fiction; encyclopedic labor of love.” Smith S2519. A Day with the Cow Column in 1843...[and] Recollections of My Boyhood.... First separate edition, limited edition (100 copies). 26: “It is not generally known that for a period approximating 20 years, and beginning—perhaps—in 1853, Texas cattlemen drove large herds of cattle over the desert to the California markets.... Translated from the Official Edition Made in Mexico. Fragile wrappers with moderate soiling and chipping to blank margins, interior very fine. Mandado formar por el primermiembro de la Comisión Pesquisidora de la Frontera del Norte, conforme á las noticias recojidas en el Expediente 4, Señalándose los ranchos qu hay por ambas orillas del Rio Grande, y los pueblos que la Comisión ha visitado anotándose éstos con la línea roja... This report can be found from time to time, but seldom with the important maps, particularly the superb large-scale folding map, which delineates in the Rio Grande from its mouth to the Big Bend region, with portions of Texas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas. Charges were traded back and forth that Texans dressed as Native Americans were plundering Mexican settlements and that raiders from Mexico were stealing large numbers of cattle from Texas ranches. On 17 July, Brackenridge, in charge for Lisa of a consignment of furs, left the Aricara Villages with Bradbury as a traveling companion and after a remarkably quick journey ‘we arrived at St. Upper wrapper moderately chipped and stained, interior has light foxing and browning, some professional repairs to corners of a few leaves, scattered pencil notes in blank margins, tiny hole in frontispiece (affecting image). had developed quite a reputation as plagiarizers, having been sued by both Estes & Lauriat and Mark Twain.

This pioneer who contributed to the development of the West died in poverty in a hospital in New York City. Clay Allison of the Washita, First a Cow Man and Then an Extinguisher of Bad Men: Recollections of Colorado, New Mexico, and the Texas Panhandle. This latter edition has an introduction and a map not in the 1920 edition. 13–14) characterizes Allison as “ranch owner, alcoholic, and a neurotic psychopath of the worst order, whose least objectionable habit was to strip himself naked, thunder up and down the street on his white horse, and then invite the dumbfounded residents into the nearest saloon for a drink. Except for minor spotting to outer blank margins of text, interior fine. Fred Rosenstock had a goodly stack of these, but this is the last one from that stash. Only the last five pages of his account describe life in the mines.... Clarke stopped at various ranches along his California route and describes one near Santa Barbara: “Crossing a high and steep mountain, we came to a valley stocked with thousands of cattle, belonging to a rancho at which we arrived at 10 o’clock. (complete), frontispiece (tipped-in sepia-tone photograph of Clyman), one photographic plate (portrait of Hannah Mecombs Clyman), text illustration (facsimile from Clyman’s diary), 3 maps: (1) Route of Jedediah Smith’s Party over the South Pass in 1823–24, and the Route of James Clyman’s Return to Fort Atkinson, 21.5 x 12.5 cm; (2) Clyman’s Route from Oregon to California in 1845, 12 x 21.5 cm; (3) Emigrant Trails to Oregon and California in 1844–46, folded, 30.5 x 19 cm. Camp states in the introduction to the 1960 edition that only 330 copies were printed). Clyman’s 1845–46 account of his travels in California is filled with documentation on many of the important old ranches and the prospects for development of stock raising. Although unmarked as such, this copy is from the private library of Juan N. The image was used as the frontispiece to Davis’ book; the engraved image has added detail. Landscape showing Taos pueblo in middle ground, surrounded by mountains in background, equestrian figure in foreground. 301 in Davis’ book; the engraved image was modified, such as tightening up and more clearly defining the architecture. During the Civil War he was a paymaster and was brevetted Brigadier General. CBC 4257 (apparently cited in error for Abilene, Texas). The book was published in two formats, cloth and wrappers. 82: “Apparently limited to a small edition, as the work is rarely seen.” Cowan II, p. Edwards’s account of the six months spent in the Bay Area is among the most important early descriptions of pastoral California. 27–28) describing the vicissitudes of driving a motley herd of wild, stubborn, skittish beasts overland and across waterways. Have, however, recovered the greater part of the lost cattle and purchased others. One of the albums has the printed label of Elwell’s widow pasted to board. Although containing no original artwork, these scrapbooks were compiled by Elwell and form a fairly complete record of his illustrating activities. It contains the earliest published journal of the Mexican-American War as it unfolded in the Southwest and California.

(,500-15,000) “First a Cow Man and Then an Extinguisher of Bad Men”20. This edition, too, has become scarce and is the only one known to many bibliophiles.” Dykes, Kid 83: “Very rare.” Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books, p. That’s the sunny side of the man.” (0-1,200) First Printed Description of the Southern Route Via Camargo–Chihuahua–Sonora–Arizona21. Travels in Mexico and California: Comprising a Journal of a Tour from Brazos Santiago, through Central Mexico, by Way of Monterey, Chihuahua, the Country of the Apaches, and the River Gila, to the Mining Districts of California. According to a note, dated July 2, 1852, [Clarke] published this account for his friends.” Littell 175. As it is a fair specimen of the Spanish ranches in this section, I will give a short sketch of it. San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1928. California Historical Society Special Publications 3. Clyman provides vivid glimpses of the California rancho lifestyle. Méndez (1820–1894), who twice served as governor of Puebla. Eberstadt, Texas 16 (the only copy we trace on the market in the past few decades): “Historical summary of the dispute, plus text of numerous old documents relating to early Texas history. Condition report: Except for faint marginal mat burn, very fine. Don Fernandez de Taos: [Title in ink in Eaton’s hand on verso of watercolor] “View of Don Fernando de Taos N. Looking E of North to the Taos Mountains” [in pencil] “5407”; [manuscript title in ink (Davis? New Mexico” with framer’s printed label of Earle (see 3 above). Condition report: Except for occasional light discoloration, fine.(5) EATON, Joseph Horace. Davis” [lower right] “1855”; [Title in ink in Davis’ hand on paper label on original wooden frame back]: “Fort Bliss, Texas, Looking East: By F. Eaton had a long career as mapmaker and artist in the Borderlands. Army maps for the Mexican-American War battles fought on Texas soil, and contributed to the illustrations in W. Henry’s Campaign Sketches of the War with Mexico (1847). Edwards goes into considerable detail on the early days of the cattle trade in Abilene, Kansas, drawing the connection between the railroad and the blooming of the livestock trade. 12mo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled (as issued). In the genre of trail drive literature, Edwards’ account is very early, but the sentiments he expressed remained true to form to the end of the trail-driving days: Horrors! The first album has newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Elwell and his career; the other four contain examples of his magazine illustrations, advertising art work, calendar illustrations, and other materials, including the upper cover of the dust jacket for the Riverside Press edition of Andy Adams, Log of a Cowboy. See Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Elwell). As the leader of a fourteen-man contingent of topographical engineers, Emory accompanied General Stephen Watts Kearny and his Army of the West as it subdued New Mexico and marched on to secure California for the United States. Wants wrappers, spine repaired with paper tape, text lightly browned and slightly waterstained.

Knowing this, however, does little to detract from his work. Chipping at lower blank margins, last leaf with approximately five-inch tear (no loss), generally very good. 2 vols., 8vo, original gilt pictorial maroon cloth stamped and lettered in gilt and black, t.e.g. I text block slightly split after folding map (which has a few short tears to lower blank margin), otherwise a fine, bright set in the striking bindings. It may possibly have been issued later in connection with the Chorpending [sic] Claim.” Wheat concurs with a date of ca. Because the map shows Wyoming Territory, it cannot have been issued in 1861, since the Territory did not exist at that time, coming into being in 1868. In 1844, the tall, wiry mountain man went to Oregon, came down into California the following year, returned east with Caleb Greenwood via the Hastings Cutoff (warning westbound travelers including the Donners not to take it), and catching gold fever, returned again to California in 1848. Reese, Six Score 36: “Narrative of the first recorded cattle drive in California.... 990–1018 (describing collection of twenty-one issues of the Notes in the library of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard, and designating this as the first House issue, her issue “O” or “P”, with minor differences to signatures 9 and 10 in the latter). Abert on their trip over the Trail with the Army of the West in 1846; the Abert section is his Report..the Examination of New Mexico, which was also issued separately. Tyler comments on the New Mexico lithographs in Abert’s report (Prints of the American West, pp.

Over the next seven years he created over 1,500 documentary photographs, but most of these were destroyed in a devastating fire. Despite these successes, the Civil War interrupted any further use of the animals and they eventually faded from the scene, in all but myth. They represent the life and sports of the North American Indians, who even as late as 1845, roamed and hunted at will over the Great West of the United States of America. 13 calendar leaves with half-tone illustrations (12 prints after Catlin in full color, final leaf with green tinted illustration of home office of Mutual Life). This map is unusual and of great interest.—TWS.” Not in Flake. Nolan, although that name does not appear on the map): “Chorpenning’s territory as a mail contractor extended no farther east than Salt Lake City, so there is less detail in other areas, but the map shows the road from Salt Lake City across South Pass to the North Platte, ‘Independence or St. 1n: “Canadian Valley of Texas was part of region traversed and described.” Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. The detailed county-by-county discussions include comments on ranching and stock raising as appropriate. Wrapper lightly chipped, text slightly browned, otherwise good.

Butcher resolutely recommenced his work, and with the help of rancher Ephraim S. “It has articles on..feud of Print Olive with Mitchell and Ketchum, and other primary material. The number of Indians remaining in the United States has greatly decreased since that time, and the plains over which they hunted are now the sites of prosperous cities and towns.... Sheets measure 50.5 x 35 cm, each illustration approximately 19 x 30 cm. North American Indians: Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written during Eight Years’ Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North American, 1832–1839.... ix, [3], 298 xii, 303, [1] pp., 320 chromolithograph images (primarily line-drawings of Native Americans and Western landscapes from original paintings by Catlin), including 2 maps, the first of which is folded: (1) Outline Map of Indian Localities in 1833 in Vol. See Map of Localities in 1840 since all the Tribes Have Been Removed from the States West of the Mississippi. Catlin, measuring 21.3 x 36.7 cm neat line to neat line; (2) U. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #1222 & V, p. Joseph and Salt Lake Mail Route (Magraw’s Route),’ and farther to the south, extending two ways from Santa Fe, the ‘Independence & Santa Fe Mail Route (Hall’s Route),’ making for the Arkansas, and the ‘San Antonio and Santa Fe mail route (Gidding’s Route),’ heading down the Pecos. In Chapter 18 on “Jedediah Smith and His Achievements” in Mapping the Transmississippi West, Wheat remarks (Vol. 121): “The published journals and accounts of numerous traders and trappers, notably the journals of James Clyman..shed additional light on this remarkable man [Jedediah Smith] and his era.” “The Virginia-born frontiersman, along with Jedediah Smith, joined William H. Cooke’s report on his march from Santa Fe to California and Capt. 178 (commenting on the view “Mouth of Night Creek” opposite p. The Emory and Abert reports are outstanding monuments in the history, ethnography, and cartography of the Southwest, California, and the Borderlands. 8vo, original upper green printed wrapper (wants lower wrapper).

A treasury warrant was issued to Chorpenning, but payment was stopped and he received nothing. (complete), 2 original photographs tipped in at front (as issued), text illustrations (mostly photographic, but including a map). A few short, clean tears to edges of fragile wraps, otherwise fine copy, signed by author. Allison signed on as a cowhand with Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight and probably was among the eighteen herders on the 1866 drive that blazed the Goodnight-Loving Trail. By 1880 Allison had settled on Gageby Creek, near its junction with the Washita River, in Hemphill County, Texas, where he registered an ACE brand for his cattle. After arriving in central Mexico, he proceeded westward via Arizona and the Gila River. By August 2, the New Englander labored in the Tuolumne Diggings. [the author’s] route had not previously been described.” Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 41. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 88. As would be expected, he grouses about the Hudson Bay Company monopoly of trade, including livestock, commenting that now that the fur trade is dwindling HBC is expanding its cattle trade to the Sandwich Islands and other far-flung locations. Wrappers lightly waterstained along spine, a few spots on upper wrap, minor chipping to wraps, a few leaves dog-eared, generally very good, the map fine. Artist Eaton (1815–1896), one of the few trained artists who worked in the Southwest U. and Mexico during two decades of pivotal changes in the Borderlands, graduated from West Point in 1835. This day-by-day narrative ends on September 18, somewhere near Mt. Cattle breaking like so many evil spirits and scattering to the four winds! 5 folio scrapbooks, boards with string ties, with artist’s printed illustrations mounted on covers. [From a Point on the Grande River, (Near Which the Road (29.5 x 57.5 cm). First edition, House issue, containing the full Emory report with all maps and plates, and augmented with additional reports by Abert, Cooke, and Johnston (Abert’s report is one of the earliest U. publications relating to New Mexico); with the first printed map of New Mexico made public by the War Department; the first printed view of Santa Fe; and the 24 plates in the Abert report unattributed and in superior style. With this document, Emory had set a glorious standard.

During the Civil War, at the request of Abraham Lincoln, he raised two volunteer companies and served as a major and colonel in the First and Second Regiments of Maryland Volunteer Infantry. Second edition, best edition, revised and enlarged (first edition, Attica, 1920, 38 pp.). Adams, One-Fifty 29 (describing the 1920 edition as “exceedingly rare”): “[The second] edition published in 1922 with the same title, contains 135 pages due to much added material by other authors. Marriage in 1881 slowed him down a little from his reputation as the “Wolf of the Washita,” although he kept his legend alive by occasional antics. Mc Loughlin (Wild and Woolly: An Encyclopedia of the Old West, pp. Blank margins of fragile wraps slightly chipped, (especially at head of spine, wraps lightly browned and with a few spots, lower wrapper with three old paper repairs, lower hinge strengthened). He spent the winter of 18 in San Francisco and in the summer of 1850 worked on the Yuba River. This well-known overland contains some material relating to California ranching history: remarks on Warner’s Ranch; the superiority of California cattle; assessment that the land from Santa Barbara to San Diego “is the best grazing country,” etc. First edition in book form (text first printed in the California Historical Society in installments from June 1925 to March 1927); limited edition (Charles L. Clyman documents a roundup in Oregon, describes a cooperative stock raising venture at Yam Hill, Oregon, and discusses Jesse Applegate’s ranch. Documentos relativos a la linea divisoria y mapa que determinan los límites del Estado de Coahuila con el de Durango y Zacatecas. xiv, 38 pp., folding lithograph map outlined in bright pink: Provincia de Coahuila [lower right]: Lit. Contemporary ink note on upper wrapper (“Al gobierno del estado de Puebla”). Landscape showing a pueblo set against a high rocky bluff; foreground with a river and a man and woman driving two cattle. He then served on the frontier, taught infantry tactics at West Point, and fought in the Mexican-American War, where he served as General Zachary Taylor's aide-de-camp. Shasta, as the company attempts to reach the Willamette Valley. Men, ill-natured and quarreling, growling and cursing! Paper browned and some chipping to mounting leaves (mostly separated from string ties), condition generally good. Running heads consistently labeled 41 throughout except for signature 2 where they are labelled [7]. California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present 26. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance is valuable for a multitude of reasons.

If nothing else demonstrates the extent of their work, the large map of the Rio Grande Valley here is a testament to their wide-ranging investigation. 30 (1817 edition): “Much light on Texas, then claimed as a part of the Louisiana purchase.” Sabin 7176. [9]–195, are a series of essays on the country included in the Louisiana Purchase, many of which were published in the Louisiana Gazette (later the Missouri Gazette), (St. These essays are of interest but the book is especially desirable for its ‘Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River,’ in 1811, p. This is followed by appendices which include a reprinting (p. Randall’s articles on sheep raising; much on immigration to Texas; yellow fever in 1867; Indian depredations and captivities; Texas railroads; “Description of South-Western Texas” by Judge E. Davis of Brownsville; “Directions for a Small Farmer in Texas” by a Texas Farmer; “Grape Culture in Texas”; Gideon Lincecum on a wide variety of natural history subjects; “The Fall of the Alamo” by R.

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