James Bridger, Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout, and Guide: A Historical Narrative (Illustrated).; With which is incorporated a verbatim copy, annotated, of "James Bridger, a Biographical Sketch (Illustrated)" by Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge.

Salt Lake City, UT: Shepard Book Co. (c1925). First edition, 1/1000 copies signed by the author. 8vo. xvii, 546 pp. Portraits and plates from photographs, drawings, and paintings. Bridger (1804-1881), a native of Virginia, was "one of the three or four most able, influential, and best known mountain men ... accompanying Ashley on his expeditions in the 1820s ... one of the organizers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in 1830 ... [in the late 1830s] with Louis Vasquez [building] Fort Bridger [which] became a principal trading post for emigrants, a military center, and a pony express station ... one of the greatest frontiersmen of the American saga" (Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography). Howes A-191. Soliday II, 25. Decker 44, 36. Front hinge with a little repair, bookplate on front pastedown, else very good. Original gilt-stamped and embossed decorated brown faux leather, top edge gilt. (#5675). Item #58521

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