SEVENTY YEARS ON THE FRONTIER, ALEXANDER MAJORS MEMOIRS OF A LIFETIME

MAJORS, ALEXANDER.

Verlag: Rand, McNally & Company, 1893., Chicago & New York, 1893
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First edition. Cloth, 325pp. + 1 page advertisement, numerous illustrations. Preface by "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Edited by Colonel Prentiss Ingraham. A handsome copy of the "true" first edition, with top-edge gilt (teg) and beveled edges to boards. Information on uncultivated state of Missouri, Mormons, Doniphan's expedition, trapping, Kit Carson, Denver of early days, Kansas City before the war, silver mining, the Pony Express which was founded by Mr. Majors, etc. "Majors freighted on his own from 1848 to 1855 and then joined the famous partnership of Russell, Majors, & Waddell. In his early years, Majors traveled the Santa Fe Trail, but the later partnership was noted more for its role in the Utah "war", the Overland Mail, and the Pony Express. Good information on wagon freighting."---Jack Rittenhouse. "An authentic account of varied experiences on the Plains and in the Rockies by the man who inaugurated the famous Pony Express. A much sought after work."---Peter Decker, Soliday Sale 1004. Some occasional light rubbing, else an exceptionally tight, bright near fine copy. Non-authorial presentation neatly inscribed on upper half of front free endpaper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 37390

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Titel: SEVENTY YEARS ON THE FRONTIER, ALEXANDER ...

Verlag: Rand, McNally & Company, 1893., Chicago & New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1893

Einband: Hardcover

Auflage: First edition.

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