Fair GOOD jacket. Book shows wear from use and shelf, although it is still in good reading condition. ON THE FIRST TWO INSIDE PAGES A SMALL SECTION HAS BEEN CUT OUT OF THE PAGES-UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER *** DUST JACKET HAS BEEN COVERED IN CLEAR PLASTIC. LIBRARY COPY! LIBRARY STICKERS ARE ON THE COVER/DUST JACKET. LIBRARY'S NAME IS ON THE ITEM. NO INTERNATIONAL. Note: name stamped on the page edges. Page edges have markings. We pack all items in a protected and padded bubble mailer or a box designed to prote.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" 202 Pages Indexed. Foreword by Marc Simmons. Published in cooperation with the Historical Society of New Mexico. Maroon boards with gold spine lettering. Dust jacket protected by vinyl cover that has 2 1/2 inch scotch tape that held vinyl cover to endpapers. Small red remainder mark on bottom page edges. Otherwise an As New used book with a faultless interior. Among the travelers in William Bent's Santa Fe Trail caravan in the fall of 1856 was the wealthy St. Louis-bred James Ross Larkin (1831-1875). Larkin, a perennial dyspeptic, had heard about other sickly young men for whom a journey over the Santa Fe Trail produced a prairie cure. He, too, set out in the hope of bettering his health, but lasting improvement eluded him. The trip nevertheless engaged his interest, and in this hitherto unknown diary we have the detailed record of a health-seeker and tourist on the Trail. Larkin's impressions of Plains Indians and New Mexican life, which to him seemed novel and occasionally inexplicable, are those of a staid urban businessman suddenly transported to a rough-and-tumble frontier where Anglo-Americans were relative newcomers. Larkin gamely accepted the conditions of his trip, and his experiences and comments make illuminating reading. The five-chapter introduction and careful annotation of the diary furnish historical perspective and interpretation to a volume of interest to all who read Santa Fe Trail literature. Contents: Illustrations (11), Foreword, Acknowledgments, Introduction, In search of Better Health, St. Louis and Santa Fe A Comparison in 1856, The Health Frontier on the Santa Fe Trail, The Trail to Santa Fe, Larkin's Santa Fe Diary, 1856 Inventory of Goods, and 1856-57 News paper Accounts. Plus Notes and Bibliography. This book is from the Jack McK. Pardee Collection. Mr. Pardee was a collector of Americana who focused on frontier and natural history, hunting, wildlife, and firearms and is noted not only for his book selections but for their careful handling and storage. Most of his collection had faultless interior pages. E-mail for more information regarding the Pardee collection.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0826311830. Clean maroon cloth with gilt title on spine. Pictorial frontispiece. Illustrated with facsimile and portrait. Text block tight, clean & intact. Intact dust jacket protected in a mylar cover. Inscribed by the author. Santa Fe Trail literature. West; Facsimile of letters; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 202 pages; Signed by Author.
Near Fine. Book Hardcover. University of New Mexico Press, 1990, first edition. In near fine condition, remainder mark on bottom of page edges. Among the travelers in William Bent's Santa Fe Trail caravan in the faill of 1856 was the wealthy St. Louis-bred James Ross Larkin, a perennial dyspeptic. He came for a "prairie cure".
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