Across the Plains in ‘64. Incidents of Early Days West of the Missouri River—Two Thousand Miles in an Open Boat from Fort Benton to Omaha—Reminiscences of the Pioneer Period of Galena, General Grant’s Old Home. John S. Collins.
Across the Plains in ‘64. Incidents of Early Days West of the Missouri River—Two Thousand Miles in an Open Boat from Fort Benton to Omaha—Reminiscences of the Pioneer Period of Galena, General Grant’s Old Home.

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Across the Plains in ‘64. Incidents of Early Days West of the Missouri River—Two Thousand Miles in an Open Boat from Fort Benton to Omaha—Reminiscences of the Pioneer Period of Galena, General Grant’s Old Home.

Omaha, NE: National Printing Co., 1904. 8vo (8” x 5.5”), green black-stamped cloth illustrating a Western scene of a wagon trail, with gilt lettering spine and front-cover. 151 pp.

First edition of Collins’s account of his overland journey and other western adventures. “The author was a post trader at Fort Laramie for 10 years. His book is a most valuable journal of his trip across the plains and adventures among the Indians; hunting, mining, and trading experiences” (Eberstadt). In 1911, following Collins’s death, the undistributed copies of the first edition were bound up with his Stories of the Plains and distributed to friends, per his will.

REFERENCES: Howes C594; Eberstadt 134: 536.

CONDITION: Good, moderate wear to extremities, corners bumped; contents bright and clean. An appealing copy.

Item #7080

Price: $350.00

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