Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark.
15 volume set, complete, in original green cloth. Volumes I and II are second printings, the rest are first printings. A very near fine set with a few occasional scuff marks and some dark staining to the front board on Volume V only. All volumes very clean internally, with no markings and sound bindings. Some pages unopened. A widely acclaimed work of scholarship, the set contains a wealth of valuable source material on the opening of the Rocky Mountain West, including journals and narratives of overland travel and the gold rush, material on railroad surveys and Indian affairs, accounts of the Utah Campaign of 1857-58 and the Powder River campaign of 1865, reports from Fremont's fourth expedition, the diaries of pioneering photographer William Henry Jackson, and two volumes of the letters and papers of journalist and mountain man Rufus B. Sage, with an annotated reprint of his Scenes in the Rocky Mountains. Volume 15 contains an index to the entire set. Clark & Brunet 118.