San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1967. First Edition. 430pp. Quarto [26 cm] Red cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Map endsheets and pastedowns. Near fine/Near fine. Jacket is price clipped. Item #7506
This important work is an aggregate of editor's notes and narrative and Anderson's various historical texts. Entries from his edited diary and the narrative history written from the diary are printed on facing pages, preceded by a biography of him by the editors. Slightly less than half the book, however, is an alphabetical series of biographical essays on notable figures in the early American fur trade. As a whole this book is a significant encyclopedic source for the study of the American fur trade era. Saunders 58.