19 December 2002
FARNHAM, Thomas J. (1804-1848). Travels in the Great Western Prairies, the Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and in the Oregon Territory. Poughkeepsie: Killey and Lossing, 1841.
12o (179 x 110 mm). (Some foxing and pale marginal dampstaining.) Publisher's green cloth, black morocco lettering piece (cloth a bit cockled, some wear at extremities); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Miller's Circulating Library (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Farnham's is arguably the best account of the first overland migration of settlers to Oregon. Graff 1294; Howes F50; Wagner-Camp 85:1. This edition not in Sabin.
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