Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1973. Second printing. 349pp. Octavo [24.5] Green cloth with the title and bands gilt on the backstrip. Better than very good. Fold-out map present at the rear. Item #4378
Edited and with introductions by Harlin M. Fuller and LeRoy R. Hafen. Sixth volume in the well-received series 'Far West and the Rockies.' The diary of Captain Bell, official journalist of the Major Stephen H. Long expedition, was previously unpublished. Bell gives a day by day account of his journey from West Point to the Rockies and return to Washington. He crossed Pennsylvania by stagecoach, sailed down the Ohio, and rode horseback from St. Louis to Council Bluffs. After making the exploratory tour with Major Long he returned to the national capital via Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Clark/Brunet 118.