The Far West And The Rockies Historical Series by Leroy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen, all first editions. Complete 15 volume set, bound in green cloth, title in gilt on spine of each volume. Frontispiece portrait in each volume except XV, as issued. Free of markings and clean text. First editions with no additional printings mentioned in any volume. (Freidel, 12.2.5) (Paher, 744) Numerous full page maps, full page illustrations and drawings. An invaluable reference of primary source material on the exploration of Western America. A fine set.
Comments: The individual volumes are as follows: Old Spanish Trail, Santa Fe to Los Angeles; Journals of 49ers, Salt Lake to Los Angeles; To the Rockies and Oregon 1839-1842; Rufus B. Sage, His Letters and Papers 1836-1847 (two volumes); Journal of Captain John R. Bell, Official Journalist for the Stephen H. Long Expedition; Heap, Central Route to the Pacific; The Utah Expedition 1857-58; Relations With the Indians of the Plains 1857-1861; The Diaries of Wm. Henry Jackson; Fremont’s Fourth Expedition; Powder River Campaigns and the Sawyer Expedition of 1865; Reports from Colorado, the Wildman Letters 1859-65; Handcarts to Zion; and General Analytical Index.?