Part 1, September 1, 1886 

This is the first installment of Frémont's Memoirs of My Life. It was first printed by Bedford, Clark & Company of Chicago and sold in 10 parts "issued semi-monthly; 50 cents per part."

This is part "Part 1" and dated "September 1, 1886." It consists of 5 sewn signatures and the related plates in printed paper wrappers. When the subscriber had received the full ten parts of the book, he would ordinarily take it to a book binder. This set of ten parts was never bound.

The publisher followed with complete bound copies in several styles of binding. 

Subscription Publication dates

Part 1, September 1, 1886

Part 6, November 15, 1886

Part 2, September 15, 1886

Part 7, December 1, 1886

Part 3, October 1, 1886

Part 8, December 16, 1886

Part 4, October 15, 1886

Part 9, January 1, 1887

Part 5, November 1, 1886

Part 10, January 15, 1867

Publisher's pictorial cloth binding

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