Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1945. Near Fine. First Edition. Thomas Hart Benton. Signed by Illustrator on limitation page as #133 of 1,000 copies, [9.75x7in]; vi, , 328 pp.,  colophon, two page color illustration on title page, 14 color illustrations; Tan linen cloth covers with brown ink and gilt lettering on dark brown label with gilt borders, stamped brown ink illustration of cow skull and rifle on front, top edge trimmed and others untrimmed; Minor shelf wear to covers, edges and corners, spine slightly darken with two small spots on label. Item #13664
Francis Parkman, Jr. (1823-1893) was an author and historian. In 1846, he traveled west to explore the wilderness along the Oregon Trail across the prairie to the Rocky Mountains. He spent time with the Sioux and learned about the impacts of western expansion on their way of life. In 1847, he wrote "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life" which became a popular book. This is a reprint of the original with original illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton.