NUTTALL, THOMAS. 1786-1859.  A Journal of Travels into the Arkansa Territory, During the Year 1819, with Occasional Observations on the Manners of the Aborigines.  Philadelphia:  Thomas H. Palmer, 1821.

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NUTTALL, THOMAS. 1786-1859.
A Journal of Travels into the Arkansa Territory, During the Year 1819, with Occasional Observations on the Manners of the Aborigines. Philadelphia: Thomas H. Palmer, 1821.

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NUTTALL, THOMAS. 1786-1859.
A Journal of Travels into the Arkansa Territory, During the Year 1819, with Occasional Observations on the Manners of the Aborigines. Philadelphia: Thomas H. Palmer, 1821.
8vo (230 x 145 mm). 296 pp. Engraved folding map by H. S. Tanner, five aquatint plates by F. Kearny. Contemporary boards, rebacked to style, retaining original paper spine label, pages uncut. Dampstaining to edges of first several leaves, not affecting text, browning throughout.

FIRST EDITION, retaining original boards, of one of the important early travel narratives pertinent to the region. Nuttall was a British botanist who traveled up the Mississippi with John Bradbury in 1810. Eight years later, he sailed up the Arkansas River to Fort Smith, in the company of Major Bradford, and observed the Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Osage peoples, before returning to New Orleans in 1821. Field 1145; Howes N-229; Sabin 56348; Wagner-Camp 19a.
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