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1 Peters, De Witt C. The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, theNestor of the Rocky Mountains, From Facts Narrated By Himself
New York W.R.C. Clark & Co. 1858 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Arthur Lumley 
New York: W.R.C. Clark & Co., 1858. The first "respectable" biography of Christopher Carson (1809-1868), fur trapper, scout, and guide for John C. Fremont. Carson was famous early in his life, mostly through the dime novel; yet to come was service in the Civil War and his unfortunate war on the Navajo.This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, EXTREMELY SCARCE (no copies held, per WorldCat). This has been rebound in red cloth with gilt stamping on the spine. Clean, bright, and supple text, very readable; 534 pages, with 6 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Illustrations are by the Dublin-born Arthur Lumley (1837-1912), who would become an acclaimed artist during the Civil War. Endpapers have contemporary signature and two subsequent signatures, colored western bookplate on the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Arthur Lumley. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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