News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865: Original Narratives of Overland Travel and Adventure Selected From the Wagner-Camp and Becker Bibliography of Western Americana. David A. White.

News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865: Original Narratives of Overland Travel and Adventure Selected From the Wagner-Camp and Becker Bibliography of Western Americana

Spokane: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1996-2002. First Edition. 9 Volume Set. Octavos [26 cm] Tan cloth with gilt stamped burgundy title panels on the front board and backstrip. Supplemental Volume bound in burgundy cloth with gilt stamped title on the front board and again on the backstrip. All volumes fine (all shrink-wrapped except Vol. 6).

- Volume 1. 'A: Early Explorers, 1803-1812; B: Fur Hunters, 1813-1847.' 456pp.

- Volume 2. 'C: Santa Fe Adventurers, 1818-1843; D: Settlers, 1819-1865.' 510pp.

- Volume 3. 'E: Missionaries, Mormons, 1821-1824; F. Indian Agents, Captives, 1832-1865' 495pp.

- Volume 4. 'G: Warriors, 1834-1865; H: Scientists, Artists, 1835-1859.' 479pp.

- Volume 5. 'J: Later Explorers, 1847-1865.' 535pp.

- Volume 6. 'K: Gold Seekers, California, 1849-1856; L: Railroad Forerunners, 1850-1865.' 464pp.

-Volume 7. 'M: Mailmen, 1857-1865; N: Gold Seekers, Pike's Peak, 1858-1865.' 518pp.

- Volume 8. 'P: Gold Seekers, Other Areas, 1858-1865; Cumulative Index for the Series.' 444pp.

- 'Supplemental Volume. A Selection of 120 Proposed Additions to the Wagner-Camp and Becker Bibliography of Travel and Adventure in the American West, With 33 Selected Reprints.' 544p. Item #2173

"David White spent over two decades collecting and studying material drawn from the classic bibliography of western travel and adventure compiled by Henry Raup Wagner and later expanded by Charles L. Camp and Robert H. Becker. He formulated a series of volumes containing reprints of the shorter (23 pages or less) items noted in the bibliography. His research had shown that these short items were often written and published at a close proximity to the event discussed, making them extremely valuable as source material. They also were more ephemeral and therefore difficult to locate in either libraries, private collections or the marketplace." - Clark & Brunet 302.

Price: $350.00

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