Title: The Saga of Ben Holladay: Giant of the Old West
Author: Ellis Lucia
Description: Inscribed by the author on half-title page. First edition (no visible additional printings indicated on book or dust jacket). Beige cloth spine with pink-salmon colored boards showing a stage-coach stamped in gilt; red, blue, and gilt lettering on spine. Bare hint of wear to bottom corners. Pictorial map endpapers. Pages clean. Dust jacket shows faint wear at head of spine; very slight soiling on rear panel, price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Eight pages with photographic illustrations. Six page bibliography. Index. x, 374 pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.
The Saga of Ben Holladay was Lucia's first book and was based on ten years of research, uncovering the history of the adventurer, trader, explorer Indian fighter, and daring entrepreneur, the "Stagecoach King" and transportation pioneer who established the Overland Stage Lines.
Ellis Joel Lucia (1922-2002) was an author and freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. He was the author of more than a dozen books and his writing had appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Oregonian and Life magazine.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Hastings House
Place: New York
Keywords: Old West, stagecoach, Overland Stage, biography, history, Oregon, Wells Fargo,
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