Titles in The American Forts Series
Arranged alphabetically by title.



Some Background Information on The American Forts Series


The American Forts Series is a collection of nine volumes published by Prentice-Hall between 1965 and 1973 which were done under the editorial control of Stewart H. Holbrook.  All of the volumes were released in a similar, small quarto (9.25" high by 6.25" deep) format in illustrated dust jackets.  First editions of all of the books are identified by the absence of any other printing information on the copyright page or, in the case of the last volume in the series, by a number line with the number "1" appearing.  The books are typically illustrated with reproductions of contemporary art, as well as maps and photographs of the remains of the forts and sketches or designs of the actual fort.

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    Athearn, Robert G.:  Forts of the Upper Missouri.  Englewood: Prentice Hall, 1967. First Edition. Fine black and light red cloth covered boards with gilt tooling. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with heavy rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area and with a 1/2" by 1/3" chip from the center of the spine area with no impact on the text. The story of how the military forts and trading post of the Upper Missouri River contributed to the developement of the fur trade and the American West. 339 pages containing text, notes and an index.
    TB25804  $25.00



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    Lewis, Oscar:  Sutter's Fort Gateway to the Gold Fields.  Englewood: Prentice-Hall, 1966. First Edition. Fine in black and tan cloth covered boards with gilt tool work on the front and rear boards. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with map end sheets. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with several short closed tears and very small chips from the upper edge of the front panel and light wear to the ends of the spine area. The third volume in the American Forts series which deals with "Captain John A. Sutter's California Empire". 222 pages including an index.
    TB33121  $35.00






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