Glendale, CA: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1947. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Large 8vo. Vol. I: 412 pp; Vol. II: 446 pp; Vol. III: 8 pp plus 76 plates and 3 fold-out maps. Red cloth with gilt lettering; TEG. Slight fading to spines; minor wear to extremities; a near fine set. Item #17963
"The best work on the subject ever written. It is a masterpiece that will never be equaled in its detailed and accurate reports." - West Texas Historical Association. "The primary source of information on the Butterfield Overland Mail, the first great overland postal service from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. The reviews were almost embarrassing in their praise. With its detailed information on routes, the various stations, the personnel,it is constantly in demand, and the books value has appreciated dramatically over the years." - Clark & Brunet 50'Three volumes replete with facts from politics in Washington over mail contracts to Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos.' - J. Frank Dobie. (Clark & Brunet 50).