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This is an auction for THE OREGON TRAIL, by Francis Parkman.

Introduction by Frank McLynn.

This is a Folio Society hardback, in its original slip case.

"The Oregon Trail appeared in 1849, and with its publication Parkman was launched upon his career as a storyteller without peer in American letters. ... It is the picturesqueness, the racy vigour, the poetic elegance, the youthful excitement, that give The Oregon Trail its enduring appeal."
- historian Henry Steele Commager

From Wikipedia:

"Francis Parkman, Jr. (1823 – 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as historical sources and as literature. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and author of several books on the topic... The Oregon Trail was originally serialized in twenty-one instalments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux. The book was reviewed favourably by Herman Melville, although he complained that it demeaned American Indians and that its title was misleading (the book covers only the first third of the trail)..."

Folio Society hardback 2008.

326 pages.

Beautifully illustrated with full-colour reproductions of early paintings.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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