Denver: Fred A. Rosenstock | The Old West Publishing Company [Lawton Kennedy, Printer], 1959. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. Limited to 1,250 copies, [10.5x7in]; 221 pp., frontispiece portrait of Pritchard, three maps (two fold out by J. Goldsborough Bruff and one by George H. Goddard), Chart of Travel by Morgan in rear pocket, notes and list of diaries kept on South Pass Route in 1849, index; Brick red cloth covers on boards with gilt lettering on spine and illustration of river boats on front top edge trimmed and ink speckled, other edges untrimmed; Cream dust jacket with red and black lettering on front with red line border and red lettering on spine; Minimal shelf wear to bottom edges and corners, small stain on top text block and splatter spots to front cover, age toning and spotting to fore edge; Some shelf wear to dust jacket with small ships and closed tears to top edges and corners, age toning to surfaces and darkening of spine, red lettering on spine faded, stain on lower front and back. [Kurutz 519]. Item #13769
From Kurutz, "This overland diary certainly ranks as one of the most important, not only because of Pritchard's observations, but also because of the scholarship of editor Dale Morgan." Morgan's introduction and essay on the 132 diarist listed in the Chart of Travel is an essential reference work.