THE DISCOVERY OF THE OREGON TRAIL: Robert Stuart's Narratives of His Overland Trip Eastward from Astoria in 1812-13. To which is added: An Account of the Tonquin's Voyage and of Events at Fort Astoria [1811-12] and Wilson Price Hunt's Diary of His Overland Trip Westward to Astoria in 1811-12.

New York: Edward Eberstadt & Sons, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Robert Stuart (1785-1848), a partner in John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company, helped found an ill-fated trading post in Astoria, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. The post fell to disease and hostile attacks, but by then, Stuart had left, heading back east to report to corporate headquarters. In making his way overland across mountains and vast prairies, Stuart blazed what would become the Oregon Trail. Edited by Philip Ashton Rollins. Frontispiece portrait, with three plates and six maps. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is very lightly faded, with a faint spot to the front board; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #69285

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