Excerpt: ...arduous journey had been attained; a few miles from their camp rose the three vast snowy peaks called the Tetons, or the Pilot Knobs, the great landmarks of the Columbia, by which they had shaped their course through this mountain wilderness. By their feet flowed the rapid current of Mad River, a stream ample enough to admit of the ...
Excerpt: ...arduous journey had been attained; a few miles from their camp rose the three vast snowy peaks called the Tetons, or the Pilot Knobs, the great landmarks of the Columbia, by which they had shaped their course through this mountain wilderness. By their feet flowed the rapid current of Mad River, a stream ample enough to admit of the navigation of canoes, and down which they might possibly be able to steer their course to the main body of the Columbia. The Canadian voyageurs rejoiced at the idea of once more launching themselves upon their favorite element; of exchanging their horses for canoes, and of gliding down the bosoms of rivers, instead of scrambling over the backs of mountains. Others of the party, also, inexperienced in this kind of travelling, considered their toils and troubles as drawing to a close. They had conquered the chief difficulties of this great rocky barrier, and now flattered themselves with the hope of an easy downward course for the rest of their journey. Little did they dream of the hardships and perils by land and water, which were yet to be encountered in the frightful wilderness that intervened between them and the shores of the Pacific! CHAPTER XXXI. A Consultation Whether to Proceed by Land or Water
Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Good, average condition for its age. Book has been read but remains straight, clean, and tight. No internal markings. DJ is good. Dj has moderate closed tears. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1964. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
Good. B000Q9NFL6 Free bonus! Order ours and receive a 1895 matching volume 2 of BONNEVILLE. Both shipped with this order. HARDCOVER from Putnam's. Very pretty book. This is a sharp, complete, and clean edition of ASTORIA Vol. 2. Gold-embossed cover. Some illustrations. Lovely copy for reader or collector. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries.
Good. No Jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall; Thomas Y. Crowell Hardcover in Good Condition, no jacket. No publication date stated. c 1900. Original publication in 1836. Blue boards with gold lettering on spine. Blind stamp on front, scroll design with "The Astor Prose Series". Edges scuffed/rubbed. Clean and tight. Small child drawings on paste-down end paper. A piece is torn out of the loose endpaper. Small drawing on flyleaf, with small piece out of the corner. Frontispiece of John Jacob Astor opposing title page. Pages lightly toned. Pages 80, 81, 85, 374 have a crayon marks. Pages 291-305 have a printing irregularity--the pages on the lower corners were printed too large and they extend out of text block. The Astors commissioned a fur-trade epic based on family manuscripts and thus was born 'Astoria". This is the story of the men who brought the fur trade over the Rockies to the shores of the Pacific--their trials, disasters and challenges and how they met them. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1900. 5"x7.5" tall; 374pp. with Appendix, page(s) missing.
Good. No Dust Jacket. Size: 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Text unmarked. Sunning to spine. Pages tanned. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's name and small date sticker on front free endpage. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Rear board soiled. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 148231.
Good +/No Jacket. 6 14" X 9 1/2" American History; Ex Lib GOOD+/NO DJ. 556 pp, clean & unmarked except for library treatments and a little soilage on page edges. Rust-colored cloth boards are tight& straight, with rubbing on edges and corners. Top/bottom of spine beginning to fray. Gilt title on black background on spine. Irving's droll but accurate accounts of life in America's Far West, with fur trade, Indians, and settlers.
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