LEWIS (MERIWETHER) and WILLIAM CLARK History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean Performed during the Years 1804-5-6, 2 vol.
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LEWIS (MERIWETHER) and WILLIAM CLARK History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean Performed during the Years 1804-5-6, 2 vol.
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LEWIS (MERIWETHER) and WILLIAM CLARK
History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to the Sources of the Missouri, thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean Performed during the Years 1804-5-6, 2 vol., 7 engraved plates and maps (general map defective, fortification plate with minor loss), dampstaining to opening 250 pages of volume one (severe to approximately 100, with some loss to approximately 25), ownership inscription of "[Captain] J.J. Harrison" inside upper cover of volume 2, contemporary half calf, volume one defective, volume 2 worn [Howes L317; Sabin 40831], 8vo, Dublin, J. Christie, 1817

Footnotes

  • The scarce Dublin octavo edition, the text of which follows that of the Philadelphia edition (1814) described as "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American Continent" (Wagner-Camp).
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