ACROSS THE PLAINS AND OVER THE DIVIDE: A Mule Train Journey from East to West in 1862, and Incidents Connected Therewith

New York: Broadway Publishing Co., 1906. Hardcover. 59 plates, with several textual illustrations and a folding map. Third edition, greatly enlarged. "This is a detailed overland narrative to the Northwest part of the nation via South Pass. Hewitt's narrative is a good example of the nation's early pathfinders. The author went from Ft. Laramie by way of the Landor cutoff through what is now Wyoming, and over the Mullan Road to the Columbia. Hewitt's journal is one of the few printed of an 1862 crossing." Original green cloth binding, with a pictorial label on the front and red titles. Small tear to the top of the rear hinge, which is otherwise sound. Some general shelfwear to the boards, with a bit of rubbing to the pictorial label and some occasional mild soiling; otherwise very good. Graff 1876, Mintz 222, Howes H457, WC 391. Very Good. Item #56058

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