Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains.

RUXTON, George F.

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Price: $200.00


Place Published: London
Publisher: John Murray
Date Published: 1849

Description: viii, 332pp. 12mo, 20th century 3/4 black morocco, edge of back board rubbed, otherwise very good. London: John Murray, 1849

Comments: "Contains valuable accounts of pioneer life; the Indians, mines, beaver and buffalo hunting, etc. Describes the author's journey through Texas, New Mexico...down the Missouri to St. Louis..." Eberstadt 114:890. Wagner-Camp 139:3. Howes R-553.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
ISBN: 0873801261
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 243465


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