History of Lewis and Clark Expedition 1842 Paul Allen leather book w/ mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Mississippi, Thence across the Rocky Mountains, and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean: Performed during the Years 1804, 1805, 1806, by Paul Allen (Revised and Abridged, with Intro by Archibald M'Vickar).
Published 1842, New York by Harper and Brothers.
371 pages. Text in English. Vol. 1 (only), of 2. First volume of the 2 vol. set (the one containing the maps).
Large oblong folding engraved map facing title (couple short edge tears nicely closed on reverse with archival tape), plus two other full page engraved river strip maps (also by Evans).
Map titled: Map of Lewis and Clark's Track across the Western Portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean in 1804, 5 & 6. [Drawn & engraved by W.G. Evans].
Period 1/4 leather binding, gilt spine lettering. Text block still tight and sound, some light to moderate scattered age spotting. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina. Leather is still supple, book structurally sound, showing signs of age and handling but nothing offensive. Among the more interesting and desirable of the titles published in this series.
Volume one of a two volume set. This volume complete unto itself and includes extensive commentary on the trek, interactions with various Indigenous peoples manners and customs (Indian tribes), observations about daily life, terrain, supplies, weather, etc.
Book remains relatively well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 4" W.