Lot 217 of 435:
19th century text on hunting in the Western states  

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Title:
The Thousand Miles of Travel, Sport, and Adventure
Author:
Townshend, F. Trench
Place:
London
Publisher:
Hurst and Blackett
Date:
1869
Description:

xiv, 275 pp. (8vo) 22x14½cm (8½x¾"),  Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards. First Edition.

According to Graff: "This is a good hunting story. The U.S. Army officers gave Townshend and his companion, C.P. Kendall a good time on the plains and in the mountains." Author gives an accounting of the Sand Creek Massacre based on what he heard from the soldiers. "After a short hunt for deer in the Adirondacks, all hunting is in the West with big game" - Phillips 379; Graff 4175; Cowan p. 642; Howes T322

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Condition:
Binding rubbed with some abrasions to morocco, joints partly split; bookplate to front pastedown, endpapers offset, a few pages creased, light occasional fingering and foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
291553
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