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2819T Boston
May 27, 2015 12:00 PM - June 7, 2015 04:00 PMCalender
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Far West Literature, Eleven Volumes.

$154$125
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Far West Literature, Eleven Volumes.
Including: James L. Scott's A Journal of a Missionary Tour through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wiskonsin, and Michigan; Comprising a Concise Description of [...] the Great Western Prairies, Providence: by the Author, 1843, octavo, original cloth boards, contents spotted, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.
I.A. Lapham's Wisconsin: its Geography and Topography, Milwaukee: Hopkins, 1846, 12mo, second edition, contents good, sheepskin boards, rebacked, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Edward E. Hale's Kanzas and Nebraska, Boston: Phillips, Sampson, & Co., 1854, octavo, with the frontispiece folding map, some spotting, in full original blue cloth, gold-stamped spine, 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.
Rufus Sage's Rocky Mountain Life, Boston: Thayer & Eldridge, 1860, octavo, frontispiece of a mounted Plains Indian warrior, illustrated, bound in full original blind-stamped cloth boards, gold on spine all but gone, worn, some holes in the cloth, fraying, the text block shifting, but structurally sound, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.
R.B. Stratton's Captivity of the Oatman Girls, New York: for the Author, 1858, octavo with frontispiece portrait of Olive Oatman, showing her facial tattoos, illustrated, text leaves well spotted throughout, in contemporary boards with later library rebacking in buckram, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Mrs. John H. Kinzie's Wau-Bun, the "Early Day" in the North-West, New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856, large octavo, illustrated, some spotting near the end of the text, with two post cards of the Kinzie cottage inserted, bound in original cloth, blind stamped boards and gold stamped spine, spine faded, 9 x 5 1/2 in.
[and] Five other titles on the same subject. (11)
Estimate $250-350


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Keywords

James L. Scott, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Edward E. Hale, Nebraska, Sampson & Co., Rufus Sage, Olive Oatman, John H. Kinzie, Kinzie cottage, Derby