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Burton edits Marcy's Prairie Traveler  

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The Prairie Traveler. A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions, with Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes Between the Mississippi and the Pacific, and a Map.

Marcy, Randolph B.


Trübner and Co.



vi, [2], [xi]-xvi, 251 + 24 ad pp. Edited (with notes) by Richard F. Burton. Woodcut frontispiece & text illustrations; folding map. (12mo) 18.2x10.8 cm (7¼x4¾"), original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Burton Edition.

"After half a lifetime spent on the western plains and in the Rocky Mountains, Captain Marcy was well qualified to advise the prospective emigrant, and he ably summarized his experiences in this book. By 1859, the routes of overland travel had been well established, and Marcy set out twenty-eight of them, including one to the Pike's Peak gold region which had recently been discovered. The book was then brought up to date in 1863 with a new edition, published in London by Trubner, and edited by Richard Burton, who had just returned from a visit to Salt Lake City" - Wagner-Camp 335:4; Cowan p.414; Graff 2677; Howes M279; Penzer p.69-70; Sabin 44515.

Lot Amendments

Light wear to cloth with come rubbing to extremities, some slitting to cloth along joints; interior solid with light toning, plate removed from front pastedown; very good.

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