The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (Author's Edition)

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $30.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Author's Edition. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, front endpapers toned, ink name on front endpaper. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, [2], 381, [1], 8, [2] pp. 8vo. The American historian's most well-known work. This edition includes a frontispiece and three plates by renowned Western artist Frederic Remington. The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (also published as The California & Oregon Trail) is a book written by Francis Parkman. It was originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2 month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux. The book was reviewed favorably by Herman Melville, although he complains that it demeaned American Indians and that its title was misleading (the book covers only the first third of the trail).

Title: The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (Author's Edition)

Author: Parkman, Francis

Illustrator: Remington, Frederic

Categories: 19th Century, Early Imprints, Old West, Nautical & Exploration,

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1893

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2291264

Keywords: HISTORY OREGON TRAIL AMERICAN AMERICAN WEST PACIFIC NORTHWEST MONTANA UNITED STATES,