Lot 39 of 455:
Life of James P. Beckwourth 1st ed 1856  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
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Title:
The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, Mountaineer, Scout, and Pioneer, and Chief of the Crow Nation of Indians
Author:
Bonner, T.D.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1856
Description:

537 pp. Frontispiece and 12 wood-engraved plates included in the pagination. (12mo) 19.5x12 cm (7¾x4¾"), original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Jim Beckwourth (c.1800-1866 or 1867) was an American mountain man, fur trader, and explorer. A mulatto born into slavery in Virginia, he was freed by his father (and master) and apprenticed to a blacksmith; later he moved to the American West, where as a fur trapper, he lived with the Crow Nation for years. Early ownership marks on front pastedown

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Condition:
Slight lean, light wear; front hinge only starting, some toning; very good.
 
Item number:
302795
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