Lot 138 of 627:
Across the Plains and Over the Divide, 1906  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$192
Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
Across the Plains and Over the Divide. A Mule Train Journey from East to West in 1862, and Incidents connected therewith

Author:
Hewitt, Randall H.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Broadway Publishing Co.

Date:
[1906]

Description:

[6], iv, 521, [1] + [12] ad pp. 59 black and white plates, including frontispiece portrait; numerous text illustrations; fold-out map (boundaries outlined in red & green). (8vo) 19x12.5 cm (7¼x5") original green cloth, lettered in red on cover and spine, pictorial cover label. Third Edition.

First printed in 1863 with the title "Notes by the Way" and reprinted again in 1872. This third edition was greatly enlarged by the author's nephew and namesake, and also with the addition of plates and a map, including the plate facing p. 320 which appears in only a few copies  Per Soliday, "A well-written and detailed account of an overland journey from St. Joseph, Mo., to Olympia, Wash., in 1862." Mintz observes, "This is a detailed narrative to the Northwest part of the nation via South Pass. The author went from Ft. Laramie by way of the Lander 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." Graff 1875; Howes H447; Mattes 1845; Mintz 222; Smith 4393.


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Condition:
Light wear and rubbing to cloth; front hinge starting; very good.


 
Item number:
281418
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