Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good-. 375 pp, in publisher's textured green cloth, brown coated endpapers. No ads bound in, fraying to spine ends. Binding tight, contents clean. Posthumously published novel based on the author's travels in the American West. Tweney (Washington 89, #86) writes: "Winthrop was probably better fitted to portray the west than any other eastern man who attempted to describe it. As a story of travel among the forests and mountains of the Northwest, it was the first of a long line of books that turned the eyes of the country westward. It presents a truthful contemporary picture of the Indian and pioneer period. Included is a vocabulary of the Chinok Jargon, and numerous sketches of Indians and Indian life, etc." Howes W-584; Smith 11130.