Lot 338 of 455:
Root, Overland Stage to California, 1901  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Overland Stage to California: Personal Reminiscences and Authentic History of the Great Overland Stage Line and Pony Express from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean

Author:
Root, Frank A. and William Elsey Connelley

Place:
Topeka, Kansas

Publisher:
Published by the Authors

Date:
1901

Description:

[2], xviii, 630, + [1] pp. Profusely illustrated with plates after photographs, paintings and drawings, folding map showing "the Great Overland Stage Route, the Santa Fe Trail, Butterfield Overland Despatch, Mormon Route of 1847, and the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express" at rear. (8vo) light brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black. First Edition.

According to Adams, "The original is very rare and is considered the standard history of the early stage lines. It has some information on stagecoach robberies, Wild Bill Hickok, and Joseph Slade." Cowan p.541; Howes R434; Graff 3526; Adams, Six Guns 1897.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Pages pulling slightly at threadholes; rear hinge cracked; very good or better.


 
Item number:
309117
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