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THE OREGON TRAIL Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life by Francis Parkman - Hardcover - 1892 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and

THE OREGON TRAIL Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life

by Francis Parkman

Condition: Good

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1892. Hardcover. Good . xvi+ 411 pages. 6 1/4 x 9 in. Illustration on frontis with tissue, numerous other illustrations. Full calf binding, gilt lettering and decoration on spine and cover, and color decoration on cover, top edge gilt. Condition of the book is GOOD: Moderate wear to covers, heavy wear to spine. The leather of spine is detached, previous owner used clear tape to hold in place, leather a bit dried out- binding however is still good inside book. Small previous owner's bookplate inside front cover, minimal wear present on inside pages.


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