The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933

Book Reviews and Notices

A Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doniphan,
by Jacob S. Robinson (from the edition of 1848. Intro-
duction and Notes, by Carl L. Cannon); The Emigrants'
Guide to California, by Joseph E. Ware (from the edition
of 1849. Introduction and Notes by John Caughey);
Route Across the Rocky Mountains, by Overton Johnson
and William H. Winter (from the edition of 1843. Preface
and Notes by Carl L. Cannon); The Past and Present of
the Pike's Peak Gold Regions, by Henry Villard (from
the edition of 1860. Introduction and Notes by Le Roy
R. Hafen); Scenery of the Plains, Mountains and Mines,
by Franklin Longworthy (from the edition of 1855.
Edited by Paul C. Phillips); The Emigrants' Guide to
Oregon and California, by Lansford D. Hastings (in fac-
simile, from the edition of 1845. Introduction and Notes
by Charles H. Carey); Scout and Ranger, Being the Per-
sonal Adventures of James Pike of the Texas Rangers in
1859-1860 (from the edition of 1865. With Introduction
and Notes by Carl L. Cannon); Hall J. Kelley on Oregon.
Reprints of five of his published works and "a number of
hitherto unpublished letters." (Edited by Fred Wilbur
Powell.)
These eight volumes have appeared in Princeton University's
Narratives of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. All of them bear
the imprint date of 1932. The price range is from $2.00 to
$3.50, and the volumes are sold separately. The plan of the
series is thus announced by the General Editor, Carl L. Cannon:
"All of the titles to be included in this series have long been
out of print, and it is the hope of the Princeton University
Press that to reprint them, thus making them readily available
at a low price, will prove to be a distinct service to students and
all others interested in the epic of the opening of the West."
To the textual reprint of the originals, the editors have added
illustrations, maps, editorial notes, and, in some ways most im-
portant of all, an index for each volume. The project was well
conceived, the editorial work is adequate, the format is un-
usually pleasing. The volumes are a great convenience to his-
torians and to writers of western literature; and in themselves
must make an extremely popular addition to school reference
libraries and to public libraries adapted to the taste of boys in-
terested in Indians, buffaloes, camping, mining, stage coaches,
and the adventures inseparable apparently from the "Wild West."
E. C. B,

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