Spokane, Washington: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1996 - 2001. Hardcover. First collected edition, 9 volumes, quarto size, 3901 pp., with maps, tables and facsimiles. Fine. Item #15091501
These eight volumes compile together 168 rare news reports of "pioneers who epitomized the Western spirit. Their reports are the early West in microcosm, the frontier passing in review. The articles represent the types of published information that shaped the views of the American people about the West from 1803 to 1865, from the Louisiana Purchase to the end of the Civil War and the building of the Pacific Railroad" (Per "Introduction" p. 7, Vol. 1). Volume Nine is a supplemental text with "One hundred twenty proposed additions to the Wagner-Camp and Becker bibliography of travel and adventure in the American West, with 33 selected reprints."
___DESCRIPTION: Original tan cloth with gilt-lettered red labels to upper board and backstrip, publisher's imprint to tail in red (volume nine is burgundy cloth with lettering and panels in gilt to backstrip and upper board), approx. 226 maps, tables, facsimiles and illustrations, quarto 10 1/4" by 7 1/4", [1-7] 8-456; [1-9] 10-510; [1-9] 10-495; [1-7] 8-479; [1-9] 10-535; [1-9] 10-464; [1-9] 10-518; [1-9] 10-444 [2 ads]; [1-5] 6-544 pp., first collected edition.
___CONDITION: A fine set, internally bright, covers are clean and cloth has no fraying, text blocks are straight and square, except for a non-intrusive library stamp on the first pastedown to each copy and a shallow indentation to the front board of Volume 2, this set is in fine condition.
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