A Tale of the Old West

By: H N Ferguson

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Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, (1980).

Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [50] pp. Half-title, title page printed in black and brown inks with horses in harness vignette, 2 half-tone illustrations printed in brown ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, inner hinge broken near colophon. INITIALED by Norman Forgue on the colophon. KGK523-004. Good.

LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies, design and typography by Norman W. Forgue, bound by Bela Blau. The half-title contains the following sub-title: "with a little-known footnote to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution." This book recounts Charley Darker Parkhurst's career as a Wells Fargo stagecoach driver. Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst was born in 1812. Raised as a female in New England, Parkhurst ran away as a youth, taking the name Charley and began living as a man. In his late 30s, Parkhurst sailed to California following the Gold Rush in 1849; there he became a noted stagecoach driver. In 1868, he may have been the first person of the female sex to vote in a presidential election in California. After his death in 1879, his sex was discovered by others, as well as that he had given birth at an earlier time." Wikipedia.

REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1068.

Title: A Tale of the Old West

Author Name: H N Ferguson

Edition: LIMITED EDITION of 249 copies

Created: 1980

Country of Origin: United States

Location Published: Skokie, IL, Black Cat Press: 1980

Binding: Gilt-stamped brown morocco, marbled end-papers

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None, as issued

Inscription: INITIALED by Norman Forgue on the colophon

Size: Miniature Book. 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches

Type: Miniature Book

Categories: History, Miniature Book, California Local History, Fine Press

Seller ID: KGK523-004

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