General

William BARROWS

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FIRST EDITION OF BARROWS’ THE GENERAL

[BARROWS, William]. The General; or, Twelve Nights in The Hunters’ Camp. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. Octavo, modern half brown calf, raised bands, pink morocco spine labels. $450.

First edition of the biography of General Willard Barrows, early plainsman and issuer of the first map of Iowa, with frontispiece engraving of the Hunters’ Camp.

“This is a biography of the author’s brother, General Willard Barrows. General Barrows issued the first map of Iowa in 1845, wrote a history of Scott County,” and was generally recognized as one of the first plainsmen. (Storm 196). The book also chronicles “his trip across the plains to California in 1850; expeditions to Idaho and Montana; adventures among the Indians in 1864-5, and his work as a Western surveyor and railroad builder” (Eberstadt 115:106). Howes B188. Decker 2:59.

Minor marginal dampstaining to frontispiece, faint scattered foxing, mainly to preliminaries, a few small stains to text. A near-fine copy.

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