Presented in this lot is a rare, "Oregon Trail", "Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life" by Francis Parkman, 1892, Little, Brown and Company Publishers, illustrations by Frederick Remington. Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. Parkman's most famous work, based on a 2-month excursion through western states on a part of the Oregon Trail, including his experiences hunting buffalo with the Sioux Indians. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness.
The green cloth bound gold gilt embossed book is in good condition with floral motif on front and spine, the cover has slight scuffing, pages are intact, foxing and age tanning noted. Measures 5"W x 7.75"L x 1.25"D