By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn.


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 450 copies. Tall 8vo. 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. (xxiv), (195) pp. Frontispiece, 10 black-and-white photographs, biographical note, seventeen letters of Allyn, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Pictorial paper over boards, white paper dust jacket; binding square and tight. Includes original prospectus. Fine. Designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher at the Greenwood Press, printed and set in Monotype Kis-Janson types by Patrick Reagh Printers. Joseph Pratt Allyn (1833-1869) was an American jurist and journalist, and appointed by President Lincoln as an original Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arizona Territory. These letters are his descriptions of his journey to Arizona and his subsequent exploration of the West, replete with astute and absorbing descriptions of the landscape, people, and energy of the West. John Nicolson and David Strate were both professors at Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 187.

Title: By Horse, Stage & Packet: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn.

Author Name: Joseph Pratt Allyn (1833-1869). John Nicolson (b. 1927) and David K. Strate, editors.

Categories: Fine Printing, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Western Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GY815-240

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