Overland with Kit Carson a narrative of the Old Spanish Trail in '48 by George Douglas Brewerton containing many illustrations in line by the author with an introduction and original map by Stallo Vinton. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930. 21.8x14.2 cm, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] [1-2] 3-301 [302-304: blank], inserted frontispiece, illustrations, 1 inserted map (folded), original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First edition. An account of Brewerton's trip overland from Los Angeles, California, to Independence, Missouri, in 1848, over the Old Spanish Trail and the Santa Fe Trail, making the journey as far as Taos, New Mexico, in the company of Kit Carson. Brewerton's account first appeared in the pages of HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, with illustrations, most of which were made by Brewerton. George Douglas Brewerton (1827-1901), American soldier, writer, sketch artist and painter, was noted for his landscape painting that successfully employed a combination of pastels with oil. See Wagner Camp Becker (1982) 222. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges and clipped price.
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