Lot 241 of 455:
Looking for a shortcut to California  

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$300 - $500

Title:
Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff, and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California
Author:
Kelly, Charles
Place:
Salt Lake City
Publisher:
Western Printing Co.
Date:
1930
Description:

178, [3] pp. Illustrations & plates from photographs, engravings, etc. 9x6", embossed green cloth stamped in gilt. First Edition.

Signed by the author with the inscription "To Leon Stanley—with best regards of Charles Kelly Jan. 20, 1936". The trail of the Donner party and other ill-fated overland expeditions, devised by Lansford W. Hastings in his effort to spur immigration to California. Flake notes that the work "has some material on Mormon pioneers." Flake 4565; Howes K59. Bookplate of Leon Stanley.

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Condition:
Light wear, hints of toning; near fine.
 
Item number:
309125
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