Lot 70: Altowan by Wm Stewart 1846

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Lot 70: Author: [Stewart, William Drummond] Title: Altowan; Or, Incidents of Life and Adventure in the Rocky Mountains by an Amateur Traveler Place Published: New York Publisher: Harper & Brothers Date Published: 1846 Description: 2 volumes. [2], xxix, [1], (25)-255; 240 pp. Edited by J. Watson Webb. 19x11.5 cm (7?x4?"), original blindstamped brown cloth with gilt vignette of a buffalo hunt at center of front covers, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition. The work is based on Stewart's sporting trips of 1832, 1838 and 1842, though it is widely believed that Webb himself wrote it. Slight rubbing and wear to spine ends and corners, small dark spot to front cover of Vol. I; very good or better, nice, tight copies, much nicer than usually seen. Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company, 12/91. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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