The Overland Diary of James A. Pritchard from Kentucky to California in 1849- With a biography of Captain James A. Pritchard

Denver: Fred A. Rosenstock / The Old West Publishing Company, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. 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. The spine ends and corners of the covers are gently rubbed. In a very attractive dust jacket, with almost no wear. Very good + / very good +. Item #59670

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and a chart of travel by all known diarists west across South Pass in 1849 and illustrated with a portrait, and two unpublished maps of 1849 drawn by J. Goldsborough Bruff.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.

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