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Ruston's stories of the Mountain Men, drawn from his own life in the American West. First printing thus of this new edition, edited and annotated by LeRoy Hafen. First published serially in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in the summer of 1848, and published in book form the next year. Dark blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt title, tipi, and buffalo on spine. Orange dyed top edge. VG/No Jacket. Clean, tight, no owner name or marks. Corners sharp. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Life in the Far West
Éditeur : Norman: Univ. Oklahoma, 1951. 1st ed. [Stated]. Hardcover. 252 pages.
Date d'édition : 1951
Etat du livre : Very Good
Description du livre University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1951. Cloth. État : Very good +. First Thus. A very good plus first thus of Ruxton's classic work, stated first from University of Oklahoma. Blue cloth boards with gilt title stamping on spine. Spine slightly sunned. Corners minutely rubbed. xiii, 252 pp. including index. Octavo. One of the most important choniclers of the opening of the far West, George Frederick Ruxton (24 July 1821 – 29 August 1848) was a British explorer and travel writer. He was a Lieutenant in the British Army, received a medal for gallantry from Queen Isabella II of Spain, was a hunter and explorer and published papers and books about his travels to Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States. He observed the westward expansion of the United States in the 1840s during the period when the country's government was pursuing its policy of manifest destiny. He was the first author to write extensively of the mountain men of the Rocky Mountains. ---wikipedia. N° de réf. du libraire 558