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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 177

The Yellowstone National Park by Chittenden 1895

Estimate: $400 - $800

Bid Increments

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$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Featured in this lot is this scarce First Edition of “The Yellowstone National Park Historical and Descriptive” by Hiram Martin Chittenden, 1895. The book features a comprehensive description of to America's first national park, Yellowstone with its wildlife and vegetation. Hiram Martin Chittenden (1858–1917) was an American engineer and historian, Chittenden's 1902 history of the fur trade has been highly influential among historians of the West. He authored "The Yellowstone National Park Historical and Descriptive" during his first years working at Yellowstone and was in exclusive charge of the road work and general improvements, the basalt arch at the northern entrance and the single-span Chittenden Memorial Bridge (formerly the Melan arch bridge) across the Yellowstone River. The book contains numerous maps and illustrations, including a fold out map inside the back cover. The condition of this book is well preserved with some wear to the inside of the book cover and shows browning to the pages with some wear to the spine and corners of the cover. The measurements of this book are 5 1/4" x 8".

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