BOLLER, Henry A.
Among the Indians. Eight Years in the Far West: 1858-1866. Embracing Sketches of Montana and Salt Lake
Philadelphia: T. Ellwood Zell, 1868. 8vo. (7 1/4 x 5 inches). 428pp. Folding map.
Publisher's cloth, rebacked to style with the original spine laid down
First edition of a rare narrative of travels of a fur trader in the far west: complete with the folding map.
Boller entered the fur trade on the Upper Missouri in 1858, in the service of the American Fur Company. Most of the book deals with his experiences with the Indians in Montana as a trader for the Company. His account is one of the most vivid and well written narratives of the trade, and one of the few relating to the period it addresses. At the end of his sojourn in the West, Boller spent some time in Utah among the Mormons. Wheat describes the map as notable for the places located and described in the text. It shows Montana and the Dakotas, with parts of Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Field 147; Graff 341; Howes B579; Sabin 6221; Streeter Sale 3079; Flake 582; Wheat Transmississippi 1180.