21 June 2005
ROOT, Frank A. (1837-1926) and William Elsey CONNOLLEY (1855-1930). The Overland Stage to California. Topeka, Kan.: Published by the Authors, 1901.
8o (228 x 152 mm). Frontispiece, illustrations in text and folding map at end. Original brown decorated cloth (lacking front free endpaper, spine slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION, WITH A LETTER FROM ROOT TO EDWARD EBERSTADT laid in, 1 page, 6 April 1923, discussing the book. "The standard authority. Root was a manager in charge of Express, and an Agent of the Post Office Department on the great Stage Line across the plains to California" (Eberstadt 103:249). Cowan p. 541; Howes R-434.
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