The Overland Diary of James A. Pritchard from Kentucky to California in 1849- With a biography of Captain James A. Pritchard
Place Published: Denver
Publisher: Fred A. Rosenstock / The Old West Publishing Company
Date Published: 1959
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 40497
221pp. Quarto [27 cm] Red cloth with the title stamped in gilt on the backstrip, and pictorially stamped in beige and black on the front cover. Near fine. The spine ends and corners of the cover are gently bumped and rubbed. In a very good dust jacket, with darkening (more so at the jacket's spine), and intermittent small closed tears and chips in the edges. With the prospectus tucked in. With the map in the rear pocket.
The Biography of Captain James A. Pritchard is by Hugh Pritchard Williamson. With an introduction, bibliography, and a chart of travel by all known diarists west across South Pass in 1849 and illustrated with a portrait, and two unpublished maps of 1849 drawn by J. Goldsborough Bruff. "This work is perhaps the finest example of Morgan's powerful capacity for editing. His attention to detail is manifest throughout the copious notes, but is best shown by the table at the conclusion comparing the travel schedules of every known diarist on the South Pass route in 1849." - Saunders 31