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Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California by Charles Kelly - Signed First Edition - 1930 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: CA-FA2014-52)

Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California

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Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California

by Charles Kelly

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Printing Company, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Leatherette. Very Good +. A very-good+ /near fine, signed, first edition Author's signature dated 1930 on first blank leaf. Green pictorial limp leatherette cover with green and gilt stamping of a pioneer wagon, and author's name embossed at foot of cover. Minor shelfwear at corners, head and tail of spine, and along spine edges where the book has ben opened and read. Western map endpapers. Pages show only the mildest toning. Binding is sturdy and sound. No tears, no soiling. Charles Kelly's first book, interesting for California and American history and the opening of the West, including the Donner Party tragedy. 2 previous owner's signatures on title page. The previous owner's signature is CF Hartmeyer, "a grandson of the last member of the Donner party to be rescued." (p 145) 178 pp. plus index. Octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall. [Howes K59, Flake-Draper 4565, Paher K1020].

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Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
CA-FA2014-52
Title
Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California
Author
Charles Kelly
Format/binding
Leatherette
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Western Printing Company
Place of Publication
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date published
1930
Keywords
Donner's pass, donner party, cannibal, california, western, america, pioneer, travel
Bookseller catalogs
California & the West;

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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

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octavo
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fine
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spine
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