Lot 245: Joseph Reddeford Walker Knight of the Golden Horseshoe

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Lot 245: Author: [Watson, Douglas]; Title: West Wind: The Life Story of Joseph Reddeford Walker, Knight of the Golden Horseshoe; Place Published: Los Angeles; Publisher: Percy H. Booth; Date Published: 1934; Description: [viii], 109, [3] pp. Folding map, plates. (4to) 26.5x19 cm. (10½x7½"), original full brown morocco, spine lettered in gilt. Printed by Johnck & Seeger. First Edition.One of 100 copies. Signed by the publisher on the front flyleaf. The story of "Walker and his remarkable career and exploration in the Far West; Santa Fe in 1820; meeting Captain Bonneville; overland into the Rockies in '32; the Green River rendezvous; heading for the Pacific; hunting for a mountain pass in the Sierras; wintering on the San Joaquin; trapping and trading in the Rockies; California Conquest; to Santa Fe with horses, etc." (Eberstadt). Howes W161; Graff 4558. Condition: Lightly scuffed, bookplate; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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