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    Carl E. Schmidt. A Western Trip. [Detroit: Herold Press, circa 1904, for private circulation by the author]. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the page facing the title page: "Albert Albrecht / from / Carl E. Schmidt / "That's all" / Christmas 1904". Quarto. [1]-91 pages. Thirty mounted photographs (12 full-page photochrome process prints, 18 smaller black and white). Original full brown morocco with cowboy vignette and titles stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Boards worn along the edges; spine panel worn thin; hinges reinforced with cloth tape and red silk panels applied to front and rear pastedowns and endpapers, some offsetting from photographs, else very good.

    "Printed in a few copies 'for private circulation only.' An interesting journal of the Yellowstone Country, and because of the circumstances of its printing, extremely difficult to come by." (Eberstadt). Sold with this copy is a two page, typed letter from Schmidt, dated December 21, 1904 that obviously accompanied Albrecht's copy of the book. The author humorously writes: "Some years ago while making a western trip I saw so much that interested me I decided to jot down my experiences. I compelled some of my friends to work their way through the manuscript. You would appreciate their labor if you knew just how bad my writing was. Two of them were indiscreet enough to ask me to have the matter printed and that must serve as my apology for the book I send you herewith."

    Reference: Eberstadt 136:667d; Howes S170; Streeter 4123.

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