Item #81332 Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, De Witt C. PETERS.

Life and Adventures of Kit Carson,

Item #81332

(CARSON, KIT). PETERS, De Witt C. The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself. New York: W.R.C. Clark & Co., 1858. 534, [6, advertisements]pp. 10 plates. Orig. gilt-pictorial cloth. Faint scattered foxing, else near fine. Howes P-256. "aa." Reese, Best of the West p. 139. Gift presentation to "P. Satner Esq. From his friend, C. Hatch Smith, Oct. 23d 1858." Smith, composer of a number of popular songs, is credited by Peters for his "valuable assistance in revising, correcting and arranging his manuscript" p. vi. Milo Milton Quaife in his 1966 edition of the book posits that, because Peters was in Paris for much of the 1850s, that Smith was the real author of much of this work (p. xii). Reese Best of the West p 139.

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