American historian, Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 - November 8, 1893), is best known for this work. The sculptural and bucolic paintings of American Rationalist, Thomas Hart Benton (April 15, 1889 - January 19, 1975), are featured in this version. This book features Octavo. vi, 328 pages and fifteen beautiful color plates illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton.
The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships experienced while traveling across mountains and prairies; vibrant portraits of emigrants and Western wildlife; and vivid descriptions of Indian life and culture.
The light blue-green board has an illustration of buffalo skull and a rifle blind-stamped onto the front cover. Gilt maroon label affixed to the spine. Corners slightly bumped, spine and top edges sunned, water stained very slightly on spine and front cover. Altogether a very good copy.
Measures: 8 5/8” x 5 7/8” W
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