Chicago: W.E. Dibble, 1890.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 9" x 6", 472 pp, in original brown cloth decorated in black and gilt. Slight wear to spine ends, reinforcement to front hinge, else fine. Richens Lacy "Dick" Wootton (1816-1893) was a Virginia-born frontiersman who spent most of his adult life in Colorado, working as a hunter, trader, and guide. He traded among the Ute, Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, and Comanche Indians and traveled extensively in the Rocky Mountains, and also as far west as Washington and southwest to California and Arizona. Rittenhouse 121: Wootton made his first trip over the Santa Fe Trail in 1836 and spent years in the Far West. In 1856 he hauled government freight on the trail. In 1866 he secured a charter and built a toll road through Raton Pass, operating it until the railroad came in 1878. His account contains many tales and description of wagons, techniques, and personalities." Howes C-659; Graff 846; Rader 881; Streeter Sale 3088.