CHITTENDEN, HIRAM MARTIN The American Fur Trade of the Far West. A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts and Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of the Overland Commerce with Santa Fe.
New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's green cloth, gilt-lettered spines, partially unopened, in slipcase. 9 1/4 x 6 inches (24 x 15 cm); xxiv, 1-482, ; viii, , 483-892; [iv], -1029 pp.; frontispieces in volumes one and two, folding map in rear pocket of volume three, 8 plates. Extremities bumped, cloth a bit rubbed with some minor surface soiling, interiors fine.
"Sixty years after publication, this is still the great work on the subject" (Graff). "This is the first modern history of the fur trade, and still a standard work on the subject" (Reese). Graff 696; Howes C390; Rader 770; Reese, Best of the West 231; Rittenhouse 112.
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