Description[Granville Stuart] and Paul C. Phillips, editor. Forty Years on the Frontier as Seen in the Journals and Reminiscences of Granville Stuart Gold-Miner, Trader, Merchant, Rancher and Politician. Cleveland: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1925. First edition. Two 8vo volumes. 272; 265 pages. Illustrated. Original publisher's blue cloth over boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spines. Top edges gilt. Edges untrimmed. Trivial shelf wear to boards with some damp staining along the edge of the front board of volume two and additional light damp staining to a few of the preliminary pages. Generally a handsome set in very good condition.
Granville Stuart (1834-1918) was an early settler in the Montana territory and his fierce promoting of the area earned him the name "Mr. Montana". His life was the stuff of fiction and included stints as a gold miner, vigilante, businessman and politician. "Stuart was one of the first great cattle barons of the Northwest. His journal is one of the classic accounts of frontier life."--Clark/Brunet.
References: Howes S1096aa; Adams 2195.
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