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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 and Biblio.com

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

Condition: Very Good +


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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