Georgetown, CA: Talisman Press, 1965. Signed limited edition. 361pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Green cloth with the title gilt stamped on the spine. Housed in a double slipcase covered in red and green cloth. Paper label on green slipcase. Book in fine condition with the slipcases showing minor rubbing at the corners. Item #2085
The printing of this book was limited to 100 copies, this is copy 86. Signed by both Kelly and Morgan on the limitation page.
Caleb Greenwood was a giant figure in the early West. From his early days along the Missouri River as a trapper until years later as an octogenarian he piloted the Ide Party over the Sierra Nevada in 1845, Greenwood was involved with many of the great happenings that shaped the Western history. This book deals with his early life in the fur trade, his important role in the overland emigration to California in 1844-1845, his subsequent contribution as one of the more important trailblazers and guides, his part in the relief of the Donner Party, and his activities along the American River after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848.
This edition has been so extensively revised that it can be considered a completely new book. Only paragraphs here and there survive from the original book. Illustrated throughout with a fold-out map at the rear. Saunders 69.