This book entitled Western Wilds and the Men Who Redeem Them, An Authentic Narrative was written by JH Beadle and published by Jones Brothers and Company, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Chicago, in 1878. The cover is half dark maroon or reddish brown moroccan leather, with a hardcover binding and compartmented spine with gilt tooled designs and gilt titling. The end pages are marbled as are the page edges, however the marbling has worn away from the page edges. There is a book plate on the inside front cover from the previous owner, but it is otherwise clean and free of writing or marks. The pages are darkened from age, however, and there is some foxing. There are 624 total pages and illustrations in back and white throughout. the book states that it is an authentic narrative embracing an account of seven years travel and adventure in the far west; wild life in Arizona; perils of the plains; life in the canon and death in the desert; thrilling scenes and romantic incidents in the lives of western pioneers; adventures of the red and white savages of the west; a full account of the mountain meadow massacre; the Custer defeat; life and death of Bringham Young, etc. In the front, there is a color map of Aboriginal America, showing the distribution and territorial limits of the Indian Nations in the new world.
There is some cover wear as you can see in the photos, however, the binding is strong and the pages are tight. The overall condition is very good for a book of this age and this is one incredible tome of information. It will ship safely via USPS Priority Mail to protect it.