THREE CARAVANS TO YUMA: The Untold Story of Bactrian Camels in Western America

Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. 173 p. 16 illustrations, maps, and portraits. First edition, limited to 772 copies. Review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in. "Fowler had previously published Camels to California (Stanford, 1950), and this narrative continued the tale by following the important of bactrian (two humped) camels as opposed to the dromedary (single humped) camels used by the U.S. Army in the West. The bactrian camel, greater in size than the dromedary, was a native of eastern Asia, and was imported to San Francisco for civilian use in 1860 and was utilized on the Comstock Lode of Nevada. They were also used throughout Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia." Prospectus laid in. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, with gilt stamping. A fine copy. Clark, R. & P. Brunet: The Arthur H. Clark Company, #88. Fine. Item #62250
ISBN: 0870621319

Price: $40.00

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