HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Meriwether Lewis, William Clark.
HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK, TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6, BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893. Hardcover. A New Edition, faithfully reprinted from the only authorized edition of 1814, with copious critical commentary, prepared upon examination of unpublished official archives and many other sources of information, including a diligent study of the original manuscript journals and field notebooks of the explorers, together with a new biographical and bibliographical introduction, new maps and other illustrations, and a complete index, by Elliott Coues. This is No. 73 of 100 large paper copies printed on handmade paper, with an autograph letter signed (ALS) from Coues to publisher Lathrop C. Harper concerning this work tipped in on the front flyleaf of the first volume (a related TLS from Harper is laid in). Tall octavos, four volumes. An American army surgeon, historian, and ornithologist, Coues (1842-99) rediscovered the original journals of Lewis and Clark at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, edited them, and incorporated new material into his manuscript. His research is credited with renewing interest in the journey and led to a string of new discoveries during the decades that followed, including the surfacing of Sergeant Charles Floyd's journal, Private Joseph Whitehouse's journal, various maps and letters from William Clark, Meriwether Lewis' Ohio journal, and Sergeant John Ordway's journal. Two frontispiece portraits, two folding facsimiles, two folding genealogical charts, and eight maps, including the three folding maps housed in the rear pocket of the fourth volume. Tall octavo, four volumes. Original paper-covered boards over a white cloth spine, with a printed paper spine label. The bookplate of noted collector Richard M. Brown appears on the front pastedowns. The seams of the rear pocket are split. Some general shelfwear to the boards, more so at the corners, with toning along the spine and extremities and a bit of minor soiling; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #69085

Price: $6,000.00

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