Lot 41
  • 41

Gregg, Josiah

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
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Description

  • 'Commerce of the Prairies, or, The Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, During Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico'. New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844
  • Paper, ink, leather
2 volumes, 12mo (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.; 187 x 114mm). 6 plates, 2 maps, one of which folding; foxing, toning to plates, marginal tear to text leaf (vol. II, p. 187). Original brown cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and blind; rubbed, some fraying to ends.

Provenance

David Morgan Hildreth (bookplate to front pastedowns)

Literature

Graff/Storm 1659; Howes G401; Sabin 28712; Streeter Sale 1:378; Streeter Texas 1502; Wagner-Camp-Becker 108:1; Wheat 482

Catalogue Note

First edition, first issue of "one of the classics of bedrock Americana" (Dobie).
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