Mountain Scouting A Hand-Book for Officers and Soldiers On The Frontiers. Profusely Illustrated And Containing Numerous Notes On The Art Of Travel.

By: Farrow, Edward S.

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


284 pages + ads, illustrations, rebound in full leather, raised bands on spine, signature of author attached to front fly leaf (most likely transferred when it was rebound.) Housed in a slipcase with the original front cover with title in gilt. Farrow was an instructor of tactics at West Point, and Commanded Indian scouts in the Department of the Columbia. A "how to" hand-book for officers and soldiers on the frontier. Information on horses, equipment and supplies, how to travel in the mountains, marching, crossing rivers, the camp, mess, living off the country, tracking Indians, the trail, signs, and signals. Also a 36 page appendix on Chinook Vocabulary, Swimming exercises and rowing. Originally published in 1881, most useful in its day. Howes F56, Rader 1345.

Title: Mountain Scouting A Hand-Book for Officers and Soldiers On The Frontiers. Profusely Illustrated And Containing Numerous Notes On The Art Of Travel.

Author Name: Farrow, Edward S.

Categories: Travel & Exploration, Native Americans, Civil War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N.Y., Published By the Author: 1881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Type: Book

Seller ID: 015530

Keywords: Indian Wars, Civil War, overland travel, scouts, cavalry, Chinook