Northampton, MA: L & T Respess Books, 1992. First edition. Paperback. Small quarto [25.5 cm] White wraps, printed in black and red. 286 offerings of rare Mormon and western america from the collection of the legendary Herbert Auerbach. Near fine. Item #57393
Material in this catalogue is offered in association with Between the Covers, Ken Lopez- Bookseller, and Pepper & Stern - Rare Books. From the Introduction- "Mr. Auerbach's interest in pioneer lore and western American history was sparked both by travels through the country as a mining engineer and by the tales his father and uncle told of their experiences in the West during the gold rush years and after... Against the background of the stable, centuries-old societies of Germany and Switzerland, the stories of wild Indians on the Plains just decades earlier, or of the Mormons' great overland trek, stood out in bold relief. With a background that included western pioneers, as well as the first generation immigrants, Herbert made a devoted study of western history that resulted in one of the great collections of Western Americana ever assembled."