Southwest Historical Series. Ralph P. Bieber, LeRoy R. Hafen.

Southwest Historical Series

Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1931-1943. First Editions. 12 Volume Set. Octavos [24.5 cm] Red cloth with the titles and rules gilt stamped on the backstrip. Top edge gilt. All volumes very good or better.

- Volume I. Webb, James Josiah. 'Adventures in the Santa Fe Trade.' 301pp.

- Volume II. Bandel, Eugene. 'Frontier Life in the Army, 1854-1861.' 330pp.

- Volume III. Gibson, George Rutledge. 'Journal of a Soldier Under Kearny and Doniphan, 1846-1847.' 371pp.

- Volume IV. Johnston, Abraham Robinson; Marcellus Ball Edwards and Philip Gooch Ferguson. 'Marching With the Army of the West, 1846-1848.' 368pp.

- Volume V. Beiber, Ralph P. 'Southern Trails to California in 1849.' 387pp.

- Volume VI. Garrard, Lewis H. 'Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail.' 377pp.

- Volume VII. Cooke, Philip St. George; William Henry Chase Whiting and Francois Xavier Aubry. 'Exploring Southwestern Trails, 1846-1854.' 383pp.

- Volume VIII. McCoy Joseph G. 'Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trail of the West and Southwest.' 435pp.

- Volume IX. Hafen, LeRoy R. 'Pike's Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859.' 346pp.

- Volume X. Hafen, LeRoy R. 'Colorado Gold Rush: Contemporary Letters and Reports, 1858-1859.' 386pp.

- Volume XI. Hafen, LeRoy R. 'Overland Routes to the Gold Fields, 1859.' 320pp.

- Volume XII. Index to 'Southwest Historical Series.' 364pp. Item #2146

"This is the first major series published after the company's move to Glendale, California. Ralph P. Bieber of Washington University in St. Louis was editor of the first eight volumes. Even though Clark and Bieber first agreed to develop the series in 1925, it took six years for the first volume to be issued. Bieber, an excellent historical editor with an 'inordinate concern for details' would only work at his own pace, not caring to understand the financial constraints of his publisher. Due to slow delivery of manuscripts, his contract was canceled and the equally talented but far more prolific LeRoy R. Hafen, State Historian of Colorado, assumed responsibility for completing the series. One of Clark's goals for the company was to publish a series of documentary reprints similar to Thwaites' 'Early Western Travels' for different aspects of the westering experience, such as the Rockies, the Southwest, etc." - Clark & Brunet 21. Howes S791.

Price: $850.00

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