GREGG, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader during Eight Expeditions across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico. New York: J. & H.G. Langley, 1845. 2nd ed. 2 Vols. 323; 327pp. Frontises., illus., six plates, map. Orig. gilt pictorial cloth. Light scattered foxing, else very good. HOWES G-401, aa" states that the second issue of the second edition omits the map as here. Wagner-Camp 108:5. Reese, Best of the West 83. Rittenhouse 255. Graff 1660. Streeter Texas 1502C. Flake 3716. Dobie, p.76. Sabin 28712. One of the landmark books of Western Americana, acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south Plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period"-Reese. J. Frank Dobie calls it "one of the classics of bedrock Americana." "Of direct Texas interest because of Gregg's account of crossing the Texas Panhandle above Amarillo in the spring of 1839 and early months of 1840"-Streeter. It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico.