The Adventures of Captain Bonneville; In the Rare Original Dust Jackets
The Adventures of Captain Bonneville U.S.A in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West.
Item Number: 72047
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898.
The Pawnee edition of Irving’s account of exploration and the fur-trade from the Rockies west, 1832-1835, including the first record of the trapping expedition over the Sierras to California. Octavo, 2 volumes, original gilt-decorated and printed ivory cloth, gilt topstain. Illustrated with gravure plates from photographs, drawings and paintings, folding; tissue guards. Fine in the rare original dust jackets with a touch of wear. Text decorations were designed by Margaret Armstrong.
Drawing on Bonneville's own journals, Washington Irving chronicles the exploits and adventures of Captain James Bonneville, one of the earliest explorers of the American West, detailing his various journeys with mountain man Joseph Rutherford Walker; their discovery of Yosemite, Walker Pass, and the Bonneville Salt Flats; and life among the Native Americans and trappers of the West.