Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1938. Southwest Historical Series Volume VII: Exploring Southwest Trails 1846-1854, Philip St. George Cooke, William Henry Chase Whiting, Francois Xavier Aubry, Ralph P. Bieber, The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, CA, 1938, 9.5 x 6.5 inches, 383 pp.
Mylar wrapped red boards with gilt stamped lettering to spine; gilt top edge; deckled fore- and bottom edge of text block. Bottom corners, spine lightly rubbed and bumped; bookplate to front pastedown, and previous owner name in ink to first free endpaper and rear pastedown. Collated; all plates present; map entitled “Trails Explored by Philip St. G. Cooke, William H. C. Whiting, Francois X. Aubry 1846-1854” tipped in to pg. 387. Good condition.
Ralph P. Bieber (1894-1981) was editor of The Southwest Historical Series, a 12-volume series of historical documents depicting social and economic conditions in the Southwest during the nineteenth century. First edition Volume VII, containing journals and notes of three explorers who traveled the Southwest looking for new trails during the decade preceding the Civil War; Cooke and Whiting were commissioned officers of the United States Army, while Aubry was a civilian. Their journals describe “with a wealth of detail the country traversed, the Indians encountered, and the advantages and disadvantages of the routes followed.”. Very Good. Item #900