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Gebow, Joseph A.
A VOCABULARY OF THE SNAKE, OR, SHO-SHO-NAY DIALECT
Freeman & Bro., Book and Job Printers, Green River City, Wyoming Territory, 1868. 24pp. Original printed green wrappers. Front wrapper neatly mended on verso and along hinge, outer corners of front and rear wrappers repaired with matching green paper. Vertical crease throughout (likely from being folded and carried in a pocket), old faint tideline in upper portion of foredge of text leaves, else clean internally. Very good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A very early and significant publication for Wyoming Territory, only the second book printed there. Stated "Second Edition," it is in fact the third edition of Gebow's Snake Indian vocabulary, which was first printed at Salt Lake City in 1859 (known only in one copy), followed by a second edition printed at Camp Douglas, Utah in 1864 (of which two copies are known). This was thought, for a time, to be the first book printed in Wyoming but the discovery of Starring & Hayer's DICTIONARY OF THE SIOUX, published in 1866, established this as Wyoming's second publication. "One of the first works printed in Wyoming, and one of the few known specimens of the strange Freeman's Press. The establishment was called the 'Press on Wheels' because the outfit was hauled in a wagon in the van of the Pacific Railway construction. It was located at Green River City less than six months when it moved to Bear River City where it was destroyed in the railroad riots. Gebow, himself, had lived in the Rockies over twenty years, and compiled his book as an aid to trappers and traders" - Eberstadt. "According to t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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