The great West : containing narratives of the most important and interesting events in Western history, remarkable individual adventures, sketches of frontier life, descriptions of natural curiosities : to which is appended historical and descriptive sketches of Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Utah, California, Washington, Nebraska, etc., etc. / by Henry Howe.
- Other Title:
- Historical collections of the great West.
- Enlarged edition.
- New York : Published by Geo. F. Tuttle ... ; Cincinnati : Published by Henry Howe, 1858.
, 16-576 pages,  leaves of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Mississippi River Valley -- History.
West (U.S.) -- History.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
United States Ohio Cincinnati.
- Copyright 1851 held by Henry Howe.
Frontispiece and added title page included in pagination.
"A compilation of material relating largely to adventures, among the Indians derived from 75 other sources."--Sabin.
First edition issued Cincinnati, 1851 under title: Historical collections of the great West.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Robert Dechert Americana Book Fund.
RBC copy in embossed black leather binding; gilt stamped vignette of a rifleman next to a covered wagon on front cover.
RBC copy has lengthy publisher's advertisment seeking bookselling canvassing agents printed directly on endpapers. "Agents desired" (on front pastedown) and "To the public" (rear pastedown) signed "Henry Howe, author and publisher. "
RBC copy acquired in 2016 from Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books.
- Penn Chronology:
- Tuttle, George F., publisher.
Howe, Henry, 1816-1893, publisher.
American Subscription Publishing Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Canvassing and Sample Book Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Dechert Americana Book Fund.
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