New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xx, 366pp. Three-page frontispiece map, illustrations. Fine/very good. Spine age toned on otherwise superb jacket. Item #45309
Outstandingly tight and lovely first edition of this contribution to series editor A.B. Guthrie Jr.'s noted "American Trails Series" -- and this copy with a fine decorative-edged bookplate boldly signed by Guthrie in black fineline on front flyleaf. Guthrie (1901-91) was a renowned historian, editor, screenwriter and novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for Fiction for his novel "The Way West." A choice copy.