The Beaver Men: Spearheads of an Empire (SIGNED, Two Volumes)
New York: Hastings House, 1964. First Edition, Limited to 185 numbered copies. Each volume SIGNED by the author, with a small drawing by her in the text volume. With two SIGNED pages of the author's early manuscript tipped in. 8vo. xv, , 335 pp. Some pages uncut. Map volume contains large, color folding map titled "Area of the Richer Beaver Harvest of North America" redrawn by Douglas Waugh after the original map by Mari Sandoz and the key. The map shows the dates and degrees of penetration of the French, Spanish, English and Americans in their quest for the beaver across the width and breadth of the North American continent. Illustrated from photographs. Original prospectus laid in. Text volume is bound in half-levant morocco and cloth, gilt-lettered spine; map voloume is cloth; housed in publisher's tan cloth slipcase. From the library of Irving W. Robbins Jr. with his personalized name label tipped in. A fine set. Item #19311
Covering more than two centuries, 'The Beaver Men' recounts the beginning of the beaver trade along the St. Lawrence to the last great rendezvous of traders and trappers on Ham’s Fork, in what is now Wyoming, in 1834. 'The Beaver Men' is the third in Mari Sandoz’s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to an animal species. - Google Books.