RAMBLES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: WITH A VISIT TO THE GOLD FIELDS OF COLORADO. By Maurice O'Connor Morris. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1864. 19.7x12.2 cm (octavo), pp. [i-v] vi-viii  2-264, original green pebbled cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Maurice O'Connor Morris (1827–1900), Irish author and sportsman, was postmaster General of Jamaica from about 1855 until 31 July 1860 and member of the Jamaican Council. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at St. Joseph, however, and the author changed his destination to Denver, where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states" (Wagner-Camp-Becker  404). "Much on game and shooting" (Phillips, p. 268). Graff 2899. Howes M-831. Sabin 50853. Spine ends rubbed, corner tips worn, a bright, very good copy. A lovely copy. (#166952).
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