The Lakeside Classics
The Lakeside Press, R R Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago.
No. 89: We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher by E C “Teddy Blue” Abbott and Helena Huntington Smith; Ron Tyler (ed). Christmas 1991; lxxii & 385 pages.
No. 90: A Texas Ranger by N A Jennings; Ben Procter (ed). Christmas 1992; lxx & 355 pages.
No. 91: From Mexican Days to the Gold Rush: Memoirs of James Wilson Marshall and Edward Gould Buffum who grew up with California; Doyce B Nunis, Jr (ed). Christmas 1993; lviii & 389 pages.
No. 92: My Life East and West by William S Hart; Martin Ridge (ed). December 1994; lxiv & 417 pages.
No. 93: The Logbook of the Captain’s Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas by John S Sewall; Arthur Power Dudden (ed). December 1995; cvi & 291 pages.
No. 94: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853, 54, 55 by Elisha Kent Kane, MD, USN; Chauncey Loomis & Constance Martin (eds). December 1996; lx & 447 pages.
No. 96: Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley, formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs Lincoln or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House; Frances Smith Foster (ed). December 1998; lxxviii & 319 pages.
Hardbacks; 110 x 175 mm; dark brown boards with gold titles on spines and a publisher’s pictorial in gold on front covers of a native American chief and a log fort; top edges gilt. No dust jackets.
The Lakeside Press was a Chicago publishing imprint under which the R R Donnelley Company produced fine books as well as mail order catalogs, telephone directories, encyclopedias, and advertising. The Press was best known for its high quality editions for the Chicago Caxton Club as well as the Lakeside Classics, a series of fine reprints. By 2015, the series included 113 volumes.
The volumes offered here are in very good condition. The bindings are sound. Each volume has illustrations and maps where appropriate. There is much of interest in these volumes covering a wide range of subjects relating to North America and its history, and which may not be readily accessible elsewhere. Each volume has informative essays and introductions.
More pictures available upon request.