Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #017946
Two volume set. Original maroon hardcover cloth bindings with minimal shelfwear; binding colors vary slightly; t.e.g. Several pages are uncut and unopened. The lower rear corner of the first volume is slightly discolored from exposure to moisture, which does not affect the text. Vol. I: 346 pages of text. Vol. II: 306 pages of text including an index. Illustrated by 43 photographs, drawings and sketches, as well as a folding map in each volume. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on front pastedown endpaper (Henry Lawrence Day). 1210 sets published. Recounts the federal government's attempt to open a road north from the Oregon Trail through the Powder River country, hunting grounds of the Sioux, in the late 1860's. Containing previously unpublished narratives, this work has served as a valuable reference tool for students of the Northern Plains. Howes, H382.