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Auction 100, Lot 574

"James Clyman Frontiersman - The Adventures of a trapper and covered-wagon emigrant as told in his own reminiscences and diaries", Clyman, James

Subject: History - American Fur Trade

Period: 1960 (published)



7 x 10.5 inches
17.8 x 26.7 cm
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Clyman's journals represent one of the most thorough and precisely recorded observations we have of the American Fur Trade and the peak emigration years to Oregon and California. As a member of Jedediah Smith's first brigade, Clyman helped in the discovery of South Pass, opening the West to the fur traders in the years 1824 through 1827. Edited by Charles L. Camp, printed by Lawton Kennedy and published by Champoeg Press. Reprint of the 1928 edition with considerable additions. One of 1450 copies. 4to, 352 pp. illustrations, maps [2 folded]. Hardbound in red cloth, lettered in gilt.

References: Howes C81; Zamorano 80:19.

Condition: A+

Very minor shelf wear, overall fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2002