Lincoln NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1969. First Edition. Octavo; 583pp. A Very Good copy in 1/4 burgundy cloth and textured turquoise paper-covered boards in worn and chipped dust jacket. Spine titled in gold. Endpapers are map of Great Platte River Road. Illustrations, maps, photographs; extensive bibliography; Index. Provenance: this book was purchased directly from the Ralph Bieber family; with inked marginal notes throughout. Item #21016
Ralph Bieber (1894-1981) was a prominent historian at Washington University in St. Louis for many years; his critical review of this book appeared in the January 1971 issue of Western Historical Quarterly; his inked marginal notes are found sporadically throughout the book and add additional commentary and text to an important work. Nebraska State Historical Society Publications XXV.