New York; (1981): Simon and Schuster. First Edition. Octavo. Item #003588
559pp. illustrated. The story begins witht he grat journey of 30,000 men who rushed to California over the South Pass trail. The reader shares William Swain's day-by-dat experinces hunting buffalo, camping in a wilderness alive with the sounds of hundreds of men, suviving a violent hailstom and blizzard, and more. Bound in1/4 brown cloth ovr tan paper covered baords, spine lettered and rule in gilt. A very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket.