North American Auction Company
Timed Auction

Last Chance June 2023 Passed Lots Offering

Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 710

First Ed. "Days On The Road" by Sarah. R. Herndon

Estimate: $100 - $200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
For your consideration is this first edition of "Days On The Road" by Sarah Raymond Herndon, published by the Burr Printing House in New York in 1902 and copy-righted by the author the same year. On May 1, 1865, Sarah Raymond mounted her beloved pony and, riding alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers, left war-torn Missouri and headed west. With the sole motive of bettering themselves, the Raymonds began their journey undecided as to whether California or Oregon would be their ultimate destination. By the middle of June, however, they had been persuaded that Montana was in fact the place to make for and the train altered path accordingly. Sarah Raymond Herndon (1840-1914) arrived in Montana at the height of the Gold Rush in 1865. After teaching there for one school year, she married James M. Herndon in 1867. In addition to Days on the Road she also kept a diary of her experiences in Virginia City. The book shows a brown colored, canvas hardcover with the title and the authors initials on the spine of the book in gold gilt lettering. The book shows good condition for its age with no signs of obvious damage. The edges of the cover have some wear from its vintage age and use. The interior pages are in good condition with no signs of tears or foxing. The book measures 7 1/8" L x 5 1/8" W x 7/8" D.