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Across the Plains In Forty-Nine

By Shaw, Reuben Cole




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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Farmland, Indiana: W. C. West, 1896. First Edition. Near fine in its original pebbled brown cloth covered boards with somewhat faded text on the spine and with coper colored text on the spine. A 16mo of 6 3/8 by 4 1/4 inches with a few minor stray ink marks on the front end sheets and a written number "11600" on the bottom margin of the first page of contents. Otherwise the contents are clean, free of any other markings and free of foxing and tanning. Without a dust jacket. The text of the book was originally published in a series of articles in 1895 in a journal (Enterprise). This is the first version of the title in book form. This is the narrative of Reuben Cole Shaw who joined a band of 50 members of the Mount Washington Mining Company to traverse the continent from Boston to California in 1849 to explore the gold fields there. Lead by their competent fur trapper/mountain man, Joseph Thing, they made the journey on horseback and pack-mule. Howes considers this title to be "quite scarce". Decker states that only 200 copies of this first edition were printed "which were intended to be a premium to new subscribers." (Howes, S349, Cowan p580, Kurutz, 571a, Decker VI 675)

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Chicago: The Lakeside Press/R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co, 1948. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. Small 8vo. [4] (with one page of publisher's advertisements), ix-xlv, [5], li-lii, [2], 3-170, [2] pp. Maroon cloth with gold lettering on the spine, gilt border and publisher's device embossed in gilt on the front board, top edge gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and a map. Part of The Lakeside Classics series.

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ACROSS THE PLAINS IN FORTY-NINE

Shaw, Reuben Cole; edited by Milo Milton Quaife

Chicago, IL: Lakeside Press. VG/No Dustjacket. Christmas 1948. ........ Cloth. Lakeside Classics #46 . 16mo., 170 pp., minor shelfwear .

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Across the Plains in Forty-Nine.

Shaw, Reuben Cole.

The Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons.. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1948. Christmas 1948 edition. Hardcover. The narrative of Reuben Cole Shaw and his adventures seeking gold in California. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Number 46 in the Lakeside Classic series. 170 pages, index. Red cloth hardcover. No dust jacket as issued. Minor wear to covers. Book is in Near Fine condition. ; 4 1/2 in. x 7 in. .

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.. Hardcover. Vol. 46 of series . Fine. 1948. First Edition Thus.

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

Shaw, Reuben Cole (Edited by Milo Milton Quaife)

Lakeside Press, 1948. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine volume with TEG. bound in Red cloth. A clean, tight volume. Bright spine titles and decoration to front. A 1" x 1/2" Cincinnati bookseller 'sticker' on inside front lower cover. Rear book board has two small marks (blemishes). Illustrated with a USA map showing 'the California Road' and several sepia reproductions (all with tissue guards in place). Index at rear. A lovely copy. 170 pages.

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

SHAW, Reuben Cole

Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1948. Hardcover. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. 16mo. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, rules and decoration. lii, 170pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, tissue-guarded illustration, map. Very good. A bit edgeworn, with endpapers likewise a bit worn. Tight, clean, nice 46th volume in the annual "Lakeside Classics" series of Americana reprints, keepsakes produced for customers and employees. First of this edition, the scarce original account having been published in 1896.

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

Cole Shaw, Reuben

Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1948. Hardcover. Near fine. Bound in the publisher's original burgundy cloth, cover and spine stamped in gilt. Illustrations throughout. No. 46 of the Lakeside Classics. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife.

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ACROSS THE PLAINS IN FORTY-NINE.

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1948. 170 pp., small map, illus., index. Cloth worn at top 1/2" and bottom 1" of spine but otherwise a fine copy. Narrative of a journey to the gold rush overland in 1849.. 1st. Of This Ed.. Cloth. Very Good.

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Across the Plains in Forty-Nine [Lakeside Classics]

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Used - Very Good. 1948. Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons. Red cloth, 12mo, lii and 170 pp. Light shelf wear to boards. Tight binding, clean pages. Very Good. (Subject: Lakeside Classics.)

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Across the Plains in Forty-Nine

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Used - Very Good. 1948. The Lakeside Classics. Hardcover. Octavo, 170 pp., illus. Top edge gilt. Minor edge-wear to boards. Corners slightly bumped. Very Good. (Subject: Lakeside Classics).

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

SHAW, Reuben Cole

Chicago: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1948. Hardcover. Near Fine. Reprint. 16mo. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Burgundy cloth gilt-stamped and edges ruled, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait, facsimile of original title page. Light fading spine, owner's name neatly penned on front fly, else near fine. This is the forty-sixth volume in The Lakeside Classics series.

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Across the plains in forty-nine; (The Lakeside classics)

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Lakeside Press. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition. No Dust Jacket

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine. (The Lakeside Classics)

Shaw, Reuben Cole. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife.

Chicago: The Lakeside Press. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1948. hardcover. near fine. 16mo (approx. 4 1/4" wide by 6 3/4" tall), maroon cloth covers with gilt titles, emblem and rules; top edge gilt. lii + 170 pages. Frontis. portrait and map.. Presentation card laid in. A little browning on the endpapers, near fine condition.

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Across the Plains in Forty-nine

Shaw, Reuben Cole

Chicago: The Lakeside Press , 1948. Hardcover. Very good. liii, 159pp+ index. Prelims slightly darkened, light wear to extremities, else very good in publisher's red cloth. Publisher's compliments card laid in.

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