Very good. Single leaf, folded to make four quarto pages. Front cover is printed in black & red ink and is similar to a title page. Center spread are specimen pages: verso is "Camp Fire, preparing the evening meal" text, and recto is the b/w illustration of the same. Rear cover has four paragraphs describing the text, the book itself, and Miller & Ross. Printed at the bottom is "Send the enclosed postage-paid order form today" with Dawson's Book Shop's address in LA. Order form not present. Printed.
Very good. 1st edition. [xxvii], 200, [xxxiii-liv]pp. Octavo. Illustrated with B/W plates from paintings (including coloured frontispiece). Original tan cloth with decoration and gilt lettering on spine in dust jacket. Owner's name and rubber stamp on front free endpaper. Dust jacket tattered and torn; missing front inner flap, preserved in mylar cover. very good Writings and watercolours by American artist Alfred Miller, during an expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1837. Miller was engaged by the American Fur Company and Messrs. Chouteau, Pratt & Co. To be the Artist of the journey. His full account is in the holdings of the Walters Art Gallery. A rare, first hand view of the early West and the men who travelled in it. Scarce.
Fine in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket is slightly worn at edges, several short tears at edges, cipping at head of spine. Book itself is fine, clean and tight. 208 (i.e. 416), lxxxiii p. illus. (part col. ) 27 cm. Includes Illustrations. Bibliography: p. lxi-lxviii.
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