London: Richard Bentley, 1837. Three volumes bound in one, 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches). Contemporary half blue polished calf, marbled boards, citron morocco lettering-piece, spine gilt-ruled. Some modest wear to binding. Bound without half-titles. Item #403763
FIRST EDITION, relying heavily upon the accounts of Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1796-1878) a French-born soldier explorer and prospector. Published prior to the American edition which was issued under the title 'The Rocky Mountains: or, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Far West; Digested from the Journal of Captain B.L.E.Bonneville, of the Army of the United States..,' published in the same year in Philadelphia, by Carey, Lea, & Blanchard. BAL 10150; Howes I85; Sabin 35125; Smith 4978; Wagner-Camp-Becker 67:1.