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    An Authoritative Narrative of
    Fur-Trading Among the Indians

    Henry A. Boller. Among the Indians. Eight Years in the Far West: 1858:1866. Embracing Sketches of Montana and Salt Lake. Philadelphia: T. Ellwood Zell, 1868. First edition. Twelvemo. [1]-xvi, 17-428 pages. 1867 gift inscription (not from author) on the front free endpaper indicates the book was in print before the year on the title page as similarly noted by Graff. Folding map bound in front: "Map of Localities to Accompany "Among the Indians"" (approximately 18.5" x 14"). Publisher's original maroon cloth, re-backed. Soiling and wear to the edges of the boards; small dampstain on the front pastedown; edge of text block browned; occasional scattered light foxing; split in the fold of the map, else very good condition.

    "Most authoritative narrative of fur-trading among the plains Indians of the upper Missouri, for the period." (Howes). "Has a short chapter on the vigilantes and outlaws of Montana and the hanging of Henry Plummer, but most of the book is devoted to the author's life with the Indians. Most of the existing copies of this rare book lack the map [not the case with this copy]." (Adams).

    Adams, Six-Guns 235; Graff 341; Howes B579; Sabin 6221.


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