1955 "First Edition"; "The Pictorial Epic of a Continent" with "Over 1000 pictures"; E.P. Dutton & Co. publishers, New York; large hardbound in beaver brown boards with fine gilt stamp lettering on spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with a few minor bumps.
With more than 1000 black-and-white illustrations, The American West chronicles the days oft he first pioneers as well as the final passing of this exciting era. Here are the exploits of the fur trappers and buffalo hunters, and the homesteaders and the gold seekers. Here, too, are accounts of the opening of farmlands and lumber forests in the Northwest, the Mormon trek to Utah, the Indian wars, life on the cattle range, and the building of teh transcontinental railroads. You'll also find intriguing profiles of outlaw Billy the Kid, showman Buffalo Bill Cody, Prohibitionist Carrie Nation and San Francisco honorary firefighter Lilly Coit, among other well-known figures of the Old West.