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FRY'S TRAVELER'S GUIDE AND DESCRIPTIVE JOURNAL OF THE GREAT NORTH-WESTERN TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; COMPRISING THE TERRITORIES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND THE STATE OF OREGON, WITH SKETCHES OF COLORADO, UTAH, NEBRASKA, AND BRIT.
For the Author,, Cincinnati 1865 - Travel; EXPLORATION; Guide Book; Oregon; British America; Colorado; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; 264, [24] pages; Fry's Traveler's Guide and Descriptive Journal of the Great North-Western Territories of the United States of America; Comprising the Territories of Idaho, Washington, Montana, and the State of Oregon, with Sketches of Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, and British America. The Grain, Pastural, and Gold Regions Defined, with Some New Views of Their Future Greatness. Original brown cloth, spine gilt. Repaired tear to gutter margin of preliminary leaves, infrequent light foxing, spine somewhat faded, upper cover with cloth mildly cockled. FIRST EDITION. "Fry began his expedition to the Pacific Northwest from Council Bluffs . Following the North Platte to Fort Kearny, Fort Laramie, and South Pass. The regular emigrant road to Oregon led him to Fort Conner near Soda Springs and to the Snake River near the site of Fort Hall. He had descended the Columbia River to Fort Vancouver" (Wagner-Camp). He eventually made his way through British Columbia and on to northern Idaho and western Montana in 1862 to 1864 where he provides the earliest accounts of the mines there. Flake 3484; Graff 1457; Howes F398; Sabin 26095; Wagner-Camp 416. Provenance: ownership inscription of A. J. Hodges on f. F. E. P. Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 2001, $1,200. Laid in signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham's where this volume last appeared. A very nice copy. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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