Washburn, ND: Printed and Published by the Author, 1895.
Hardcover. Very good. Second edition, "enlarged and improved." 7.75" x 5.5", 283 pp, illustrated with line drawings and reproduced photographs, bound in three-quarter leather and marbled boards, with the spine being a later replacement. Penciled owner's signature, a few pages with minor soiling, one page with a repaired tear, but still very good overall. Soliday D-834: "the scarcest and most important of Joseph Taylor's few works. The material was gleaned from observations made during a trip on the plains in 1854--5, during a term of soldiering on the border, and a residence in Wyoming and Montana as well as a continuous life in the Dakotas. It was first printed in Pottsville, Pa., in 1889. This edition is probably rarer than the original edition. It has added material." The Preface states that "many of the sketches of the first work are omitted and others substituted which more nearly conform to the book's title." Howes T-68, Graff 4090.