Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. Later printing. Softcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 448pp w/bibliography + 8pp index. Near Fine. Item #17439
An encyclopedic guide to the equipment of the trappers and fur traders who opened the Old West. Iron artifacts; rifes, shotguns, hatchets, axes, knives, traps, and miscellaneous tools of the mountain men from the early 1800s to the mid 1840s. More than 400 drawings and a background history of the western fur trade.