Item #6413 Central Route to the Pacific The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875 Volume VII. Gwinn Harris HEAP, LeRoy R., Ann W. Hafen.
Central Route to the Pacific The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875 Volume VII
Central Route to the Pacific The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875 Volume VII

Central Route to the Pacific The Far West and Rockies Historical Series, 1820-1875 Volume VII

Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. Pp. 346. Frontis. portrait of General Edward Fitzgerald Beale. Introduction by Hafen. Illustrated with reproductions of historical images. Index. Appendices. Folding map bound-in at rear. Fore-edge untrimmed. Bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and rules stamped on spine. Brown topstain, fore-edge untrimmed. A bright, fresh copy. Fine. Item #6413

First edition. Title continues: With Related Material on Railroad Exploration and Indian Affairs by Edward F. Beale, Thomas H. Benton, Kit Carson, and Col. E. A. Hitchcock, and in Other Documents. Handsomely printed on Corsican paper. According to CLARK & BRUNET, the Hafens had done prior work with the Arthur H. Clark Company, but their relationship was "fully established with the 15-volume Far West and Rockies Series."

A work of enduring quality and scholarship, this volume mined significant primary source material to thoroughly document the genesis and history of the railroad, including letters from Charles McClanahan, R. S. Wootton, etc. An appendix covers the use of camels in lieu of horses and mules. Production run of this volume was 1,272 copies. CLARK & BRUNET, 104: VII.

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Price: $55.00