The West of William H. Ashley: The international struggle for the fur trade of the Missouri, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia, with explorations beyond the Continental Divide, recorded in the diaries and letters of William H. Ashley and his contemporaries, 1822-1838. Dale L. Morgan.

The West of William H. Ashley: The international struggle for the fur trade of the Missouri, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia, with explorations beyond the Continental Divide, recorded in the diaries and letters of William H. Ashley and his contemporaries, 1822-1838

Denver: Fred A. Rosenstock / The Old West Publishing Company, 1964. First edition. Leather bound. SIGNED. 341pp. Folio [35 cm] in half russet calf over light brown cloth, with raised spine bands and gilt-stamped red morocco spine label. Folding map at rear, deckle edges. Housed in publisher's sturdy board slipcase covered in matching light brown cloth. Tiny stain to textblock foot, else book is like new. Light wear to slipcase at extremities, a few small dampstains to inside slipcase. Beautiful copy. May require extra shipping charges due to weight. Fine. Item #51288

Deluxe first edition, handnumbered 233 of an edition of 250 copies and signed by Dale Morgan on limitation page. Morgan considered this volume, the fruit of two decades of research, his most important historical work. It is primarily an edited compilation of primary sources relating to Ashley's Missouri Fur Company. Saunders 49.

Price: $600.00

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