Cinncinnati, Philadelphia, Chicago: Jones Brothers & Co. . Hard Cover. Unclear whether this is the true first edition. Copyright date is 1877 but there is no date on the title page. An account of seven years travel and adventures in the far west...An amazing narrative by Beadle, who traveled "to tell the exact truth about the country west of the Missippi." Fascinating details about every aspect of the trip, from the people they met, the weather, terrain, and much more. Bound in original reddish brown cloth with ornate black designs to front and back covers as well as spine. The title on the front board is black with a gilt background. Pictured in gilt is a man from the wild west as well as a cow and pig. Bumping and light chips to corners of boards and spine. Otherwise in very good condition. Interior pages show slight aging, and front and back hinges loose from the weight of the book. Black and white illustrations throughout and a fold-out color map of the Indian nations in the new world. Map is fine. 624 pages. AMHIST/070710. Very Good.