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

By: Joseph Pratt Allyn (1833-1869)

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Series: The Book Club of California Publication, No. 187. LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press, binding by Bela Blau. 8vo. 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. xxiii, 192, [4] pp. Edited by John Nicolson and David K. Strate, black-and-white photographic frontispiece portrait of Allyn, 10 black-and-white illustrations, title-page and text printed in black and red inks, bibliography, index; text clean, un-marked. Illustrated paper over boards, printed paper spine label, plain paper dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket with minor soiling. Prospectus in original mailing envelope. KJ319-187. Fine. Joseph Pratt Allyn lived to be 36 years of age, coming from a wealthy New England family, but was sickly most of his life. He traveled widely and served as a judge in the American Southwest. But he is perhaps best known for the letters he wrote to the Hartford Evening Press from 1863 to 1866. These letters are printed here, edited by John Nicolson and David K. Strate, who provide a brief biography. These letters document Allyn's travels along the Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico, Arizona, California and Utah. 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)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

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

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-187

Keywords: By Horse Stage and Packet The Far West Letters, Joseph Pratt Allyn, Book Club of California, Fine Press