Shadow of a Continent. The Prize That Lay to the West--1776

MEYER, Larry L.
Palo Alto: American West, (1975). Illustrated with photographs and both color and black and white maps.
First edition. Inscribed by the author.
Small folio, maroon fabricoid with gilt lettering, dust jacket (lower spine slightly wrinkled, slight rubbing). Spotting of top edges, else fine.

"Because the powers in Europe were in constant conflict an continuous realignment, they did their best for two hundred years to hide their knowledge and discoveries as they learned, or thought they learn, the value of that shadowed hinterland [far beyond the Alleghenies]. But most of it could not be kept secret. It was too exciting, too attractive to the many who had seen or heard. Long before 1776 much had leaked out to fire the imaginations and desires of everyone--Europeans and colonials--and to give added thrust to the Revolution." -from the dust jacket.

Price: $10.00
SKU: 56154
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