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Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains by Joel Palmer - Hardcover - Reprint of the 1847 edition - 1986 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains

by Joel Palmer

Condition: Near fine


Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1986. Reprint of the 1847 edition. Leather bound. Near fine. A very good plus 1986 reprint of the 1847 edition. Red leather boards with gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Western end papers. Back page overglued. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled at edge of half title. 186 pp. including index. Octavo, 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches tall. . Includes information for the emigrant on travelling West, essential words from the Nez Perce and Chinook languages




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