New York: John W. Lovell Company, 1883. Hardcover. 228; 48pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Original brown cloth with a gilt stamped title and a large image of a confrontation between DeMilt and a huge snake stamped in gilt and black on the cover; title stamped in gilt and head of a lion on the spine. Floral endpapers. Twelve plates with tissue guards. Forty-eight pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Good condition only. General wear to surfaces and extremities. There is a small bookplate on the front pastedown, and a tiny ink stamp on the rear pastedown. The text block is cracked several times at the beginning. Some minor foxing. The plate of "Camp in Mormon Gulch" is detached, but present; else internally very good. Graff: 1338; Howes: F156; Flake: 3368c. Item #40646
The author spent a winter in "Mormon gulch."