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Item Description: Published by Bradford and Inskeep, Philadelphia, 1814. First edition. First edition. Vol. I: large folding engraved "Map of Lewis and Clark's Track Across the Western Portion of North America" engraved by Samuel Harrison after Clark, plus two maps; xxviii, 470pp. Vol II: 3 maps; ix, [1], 522pp. 2 vols. 8vo (8-1/4 x 5 inches). The first edition of "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent," (Wagner-Camp), an undisputed high spot of Americana that "must ever remain the basis of a collection of western books" (Coe). A distinguished copy, with the landmark map, in a fine contemporary American binding. Wagner-Camp 13:1; Coe, p. 22; Cohen MAPPNG THE WEST 7; PMM 272; Grolier AMERICAN 30; Howes L317; Tweney 89, 44; Graff 2477; Sabin 40828; Church 1309; Field 928; Streeter Sale III:1777; Streeter, AMERICAN BEGINNINGS 52; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Wheat MAPPING THE TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST 316 Contemporary American gold-tooled, partly green-stained, tree sheep; roll-tooled Greek key and blind floral roll on sides; flat spines laid down with most of original spines preserved (vol. I: front joint repaired, spine ends restored with new gilt roll-tooling to style at head; vol. II: rear joint repaired, top 1-1/2 in. of spine restored with new gilt stamp and roll-tooling to style, some repair to front joint, tips restored) with Greek key and other gilt roll-tooling, wheat and rake, gravestone, and floral tools in compartments, blue morocco lettering pieces MATCHING THOSE OF THE PUBLISHER'S BINDINGS OF THE STREETER AND JEFFERSON/GRAFF COPIES, marbled edges, original marbled endpapers. Frontispiece map with three closed tears professionally and invisibly repaired. Foxing to endpapers, some sporadic offsetting, in all a very clean copy internally. Provenance: Robert Douglass (contemporary signature to verso of front free endpaper and title pages), Deirdre and Robert S. Pirie (bookplates) Vol. I: large folding engraved "Map of Lewis and Clark's Track Across the Western Portion of North America" engraved by Samuel Harrison after Clark, plus two maps; xxviii, 470pp. Vol II: 3 maps; ix, [1], 522pp. 2 vols. 8vo (8-1/4 x 5 inches). Bookseller Inventory # 100202

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809)

LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)

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Item Description: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, Philadelphia, 1814. 2 volumes, octavo. (9 x 5 3/4 inches). Large folding map, 5 engraved maps or charts. Uncut. (Neat repairs to large folding map with small area of expert reinstatement in the upper right corner). Original paper-covered boards, covers with typographic greek-key border, the upper cover with letterpress text reproducing the wording on the title pages, the lower cover with letterpress advertisement, spines mostly perished, boards worn. Housed in two full black morocco boxes. A superb copy, uncut in original boards, of the first edition of the most famous of all western travel narratives: a cornerstone of any collection of Western Americana. This work is truly rare in this condition. Of the 1,417 copies published, Lester C. Cappon writing in 1970 was able to find only 22 in original boards (see his Census of of Extant Copies in Original Boards [New York: Columbia University Libraries, 1970]). Of these 22 copies (which does not include the present example) 4 copies were rebacked, 1 copy was rebacked and lacked the large folding map, 1 copy lacked the backstrips and 1 copy had been re-bound with the original boards bound in. This leaves a total of 15 complete copies recorded as extant in 1970. Of these 15, only 10 remained in private collections. The only truly mint copy known to have come in the market is the Streeter copy, sold in 1967 for $35,000 which is now at Yale. The present copy is unrecorded by Cappon. Described by Wagner-Camp as "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent," the book describes the expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri River to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The large folding map of the West, which was not issued with all copies (it cost extra) is an extraordinary feat of cartography, accurately revealing much of the trans-Mississippi for the first time. It is among the most important American maps. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other smaller firsts. It is among the most famous American books. Sets of Lewis and Clark have become increasingly difficult to find, especially as Stephen Ambrose' excellent book, the Ken Burns documentary, and the approach of its bicentennial have further widened the already broad appeal of the book. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Hill p.180; Howes l317; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 5a.1; Printing and the Mind of Man 272; Howes L317; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings 52; Tweney 89, 44; Wagner-Camp 13:1; Lester J. Cappon, A Census of Extant Copies in Original Boards . (New York: Columbia University, 1970). Bookseller Inventory # 29831

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809)

LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)

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Item Description: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, Philadelphia, 1814. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 3/8 x 5 inches). Six maps and charts, including the large folding map. (Evenly foxed throughout). Contemporary tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt roll tool, rebacked to style, flat spine divided into six compartments by Greek key roll tool, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, period marbled endpapers The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp), complete with its large folding map. A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Howes L317; Printing & the Mind of Man 272; Tweney 89, 44; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings , 52; Wagner-Camp 13:1. Bookseller Inventory # 27016

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809)

LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)

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Item Description: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, Philadelphia, 1814. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 3/8 x 5 inches). Six maps and charts, including the large folding map. Contemporary calf, flat spine divided into compartments by gilt double fillets, red morocco lettering pieces (expert repairs at joints). Housed in a full black morocco box. Provenance: William Jackson, Jr. (signature on vol. 1 title) The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp), complete with its large folding map. A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Howes L317; Printing & the Mind of Man 272; Tweney 89, 44; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings, 52; Wagner-Camp 13:1. Bookseller Inventory # 28869

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Item Description: Philadelphia: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, 1814., 1814. Two volumes. xxviii,470; ix,[1],522pp., plus large folding map and five charts. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, gilt leather labels. Expertly repaired at joints. Very good. In a black morocco box. Provenance: William Jackson, Jr. (signature on title of volume 1). The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp), here including the very rare large folding map. The work is a cornerstone of any collection of Western Americana, including essential information on the geography, natural history, science, and ethnography of the area explored. The book describes the government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. They brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. WAGNER-CAMP 13:1. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 272. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 30. HOWES L317, "c." TWENEY 89, 44. GRAFF 2477. SABIN 40828. CHURCH 1309. FIELD 928. STREETER SALE 1777. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 52. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31924. HILL 1017. Lester J. Cappon, A CENSUS OF EXTANT COPIES IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. (New York: Columbia University, 1970). Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 3321LL

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Bradford & Inskeep, 1814, 1814. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. LEWIS AND CLARK, WITH THE SECOND IMPRESSION OF THE MAP. Two volumes. 5 plates; second impression of the large folding map. Original printed boards, backed in calf at an early date. Boards quite worn, foxed. Very rare in original condition. FIRST EDITION. “The definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent” (Wagner-Camp-Becker). This book is “the most important of all overland narratives . . . American explorers had for the first time spanned the continental United States and driven the first wedge in the settlement of our new far western frontier” (Grolier 100 American Books). Many of the 1417 copies printed were issued without the map, which was available at a premium, and the map has disappeared from others. This set is accompanied by the second impression of the map, handsomely framed. The map was printed from the original copper plate in 1979 for the American Philosophical Society in an edition of 160 copies on fine rag paper. We understand that the plate suffered and that no further printings will be made. Engraved from Clark’s manuscript, this map showing the 8000-mile trek is one of the greatest landmarks American cartographic history. “More accurate than any previous western map, it rapidly became the source for a new generation of western maps” (Schwartz and Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 227). Sets of Lewis and Clark in the original printed boards, untrimmed, are very scarce. Printing and the Mind of Man 272. Grolier 100 American Books 30. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12590414257

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Item Description: Philadelphia: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep, 1814., 1814. Two volumes. xxviii,470; ix,522pp. plus five maps and charts. Large folding map with the western third of the sheet present, the rest supplied in excellent facsimile. Expertly bound to style in tree calf, gilt, spines gilt, black morocco labels. Browning to text as usual. Very good. Provenance: Robert Banning (signature on titlepage). The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri River to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. The large folding map of the West was not issued with all copies, and in fact was priced separately and cost almost as much as the book itself. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. WAGNER-CAMP 13:1. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 272. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 30. HOWES L317. GRAFF 2477. TWENEY 89, 44. SABIN 40828. CHURCH 1309. FIELD 928. STREETER SALE 1777. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 52. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31024. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 3321DD

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Item Description: Bradford and Inskeep, Philadelphia, 1814. Full-Leather. First Edition. Two volumes, octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"); xxviii[470]; ix[1]522 pages. Original publisher's tree sheep, red leather lettering pieces on spines. With the large engraved FOLDING MAP from an early printing (1842, which is the second earliest map available only after the 1817 Dublin edition), as well as the eastern one fifth of the original map, and 5 engraved plans and charts. An exceptional copy, larger than usual with wider margins; internally very good, with minimal browning and foxing; expertly rebacked with original spine and labels laid on. Short closed marginal tear, volume I, page 61 and 119 and volume II, page 201, none affecting text. The folding map was not issued with all copies and actually was separately priced, nearly as much as the book. Thomas Jefferson had first proposed exploring the west to George Rogers Clark in 1783. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 spurred Jefferson to implement his idea - Lewis and Clark covered nearly 8 thousand miles in just over 28 months. Their hope was to find a water route across the continent, but they did not. "The definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent." (Wagner-Camp 13, Howes L-317). Bookseller Inventory # 7439

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Item Description: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, Philadelphia, 1814. 2 volumes, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 inches). Five maps and charts. Large folding map in expert facsimile. Expertly bound to style in full tree calf, covers bordered with a gilt roll toll, flat spines in compartments divided by a gilt roll tool, black morocco lettering piece in the second compartments Provenance: Samuel Hegamin (signature dated 1814 on p. 1 of both volumes); Daniel L. Weckerly (signature dated 1838 on both titles) The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Grolier American 100, 30; Howes L317; Printing & the Mind of Man 272; Tweney 89, 44; Sabin 40828; Shaw & Shoemaker 31924; Streeter Sale 1777; Streeter, Americana Beginnings , 52; Wagner-Camp 13:1. Bookseller Inventory # 27019

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Item Description: Philadelphia: J. Maxwell for Bradford & Inskeep and Abm. H. Inskeep of New York, 1814., 1814. Two volumes. xxviii,470pp. plus large folding map in facsimile, plus two single-page maps; ix,[1],522pp. plus three single-page maps. Expertly bound to style in full tree calf, covers gilt, spines gilt, black morocco labels. Very good. Provenance: Samuel Hegamin (signature dated 1814 on p.1 of each volume); Daniel L. Weckerly (signature dated 1838 on both titles). The first edition of the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). A cornerstone of Western Americana. The book describes the Government-backed expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase undertaken from 1804 to 1806 by ascending the Missouri to its source, crossing the Rocky Mountains, and reaching the Pacific Ocean. In total, the expedition covered some eight thousand miles in slightly more than twenty-eight months. Lewis and Clark brought back the first reliable information about much of the area they traversed, made contact with the Indian inhabitants as a prelude to the expansion of the fur trade, and advanced by a quantum leap the geographical knowledge of the continent. ^This official account of the expedition is as much a landmark in Americana as the trip itself. The narrative has been reprinted many times and remains a perennial American bestseller. The observations in the text make it an essential work of American natural history, ethnography and science. It is the first great U.S. government expedition, the first book on the Rocky Mountain West, and a host of other firsts. It is among the most famous American books. WAGNER-CAMP 13:1. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 272. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 30. HOWES L317. GRAFF 2477. TWENEY 89, 44. SABIN 40828. CHURCH 1309. FIELD 928. STREETER SALE 1777. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 52. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 31024. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 3321JJ

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814., 1814. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two volumes attractively bound in later 19th century 3/4 red morocco, the spine in five compartments with gilt lettering. The large folding map in facsimile. Other five maps present. Titlepage to volume one mounted with repairs to two very small paper losses not affecting text. First edition of a cornerstone work of any collection of Western Americana and the most famous of all western travel narratives. Price reduced as a New Year Special!!. Bookseller Inventory # 185

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Item Description: Bradford and Inskeep; and Abm H. Inskeep, New York, 1814. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First edition. Two volumes large 8vo (8 3/8 by 5 ¼ inches) full original brown calf. Black spine labels; volume numbers in gilt. Collated complete with the 5 plates (one in facsimile) and numerous charts in the appendix. The large folding map present in an excellent facsimile. Lacking front free endpapers. Joints cracked but sound. Contents with light to moderate foxing but quite legible. Several pages with clean tears but without loss of text. Stamp of the University of Baltimore on contents page and last page of index. Library accession numbers neatly stamped at the bottom of title pages. A sound, attractive copy in its original state of what Wagner-Camp calls the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent". Bookseller Inventory # 4369

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Item Description: Bradford and Inskeep; Abm. H. Inskeep, New York, J. Maxwell, Printer, Philadelphia, 1814. First edition of the first authorized and complete account of the most important western expedition, and arguably the most important book in the field of Western Americana. 8vo, pp. xxviii, 470; ix, [1], 522; 5 engraved plans and charts, without the large folding map which was not issued in all copies; contemporary full calf neatly rebacked, text foxed, as usual; paper repair and portions of 8 lines of text in facsimile on 2N8 in vol. II; all else very good. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Howes L-317; Printing and the Mind of Man, 272; Sabin 825; Streeter III, 177; Wagner-Camp 13. Bookseller Inventory # 25905

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814., 1814. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two volumes in closely matching but not identical contemporary leather, volume one with paper boards and volume two with leather boards. Scattered heavy foxing. The large folding map in facsimile, the other five maps present. Housed in attractive box. First edition of the most famous of all western travels and a cornerstone of any collection of Western Americana. Increasingly scarce in contemporary bindings. Price reduced as a New Year Special!. Bookseller Inventory # 186

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep and New York: Abm. H. Inskeep, 1814., 1814. 2 volumes, 8vo., (8 ¾ x 5 ½ inches). (Volume two lacking the first few leaves including title page; browned and spotted throughout as usual). 5 fine engraved full-page maps (torn, affecting the images; spotting). Contemporary full brown sheep, black sheep lettering pieces gilt on spines (hinges weakened, generally a bit worn). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript inscription "Williamstown Library" in each volume. First edition. This copy without the folding map. Including a "Life of Captain Lewis" by President Jefferson, who commissioned the expedition. Funded by Congress, this was in effect the first exploration officially sponsored by the Federal government. Setting out from St. Louis in May 1804, crossing the continent and covering 8000 miles over two and a half years, Lewis and Clark established a route to the mouth of the Columbia River across the Rocky Mountains. However it would be nearly ten years before publication of an official account of the expedition by Lewis and Clark appeared. "History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark" was pre-empted by unofficial accounts and beset by setbacks, not the least of which was their respective appointments to official positions in the new Louisiana Territory as territorial Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs; the inefficiency of Benjamin Smith Barton in collating the specimens collected by the Corps of Discovery, and Frederick Pursh's in compiling the information; the tragic death in 1809 of Lewis by murder or suicide; and the financial troubles and eventual bankruptcy of the intended publisher C. and A. Conrad and Co. In 1810 Nicholas Biddle was commissioned to "work with [Clark's] journals and field notes to craft a narrative of exploration and travel" and at last a flowing narrative began to emerge (Beckham, "The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" pp. 148-154). Church 1309; Coe p. 22 ("must ever remain the basis of a collection of western books"); Cohen "Mapping the West" 7; Graff 2477; Grolier "American" 30; Howes L-317; "PMM" 272; Sabin 40828; Streeter sale III:1777; Streeter "Americana Beginnings" 52; Wagner-Camp-Becker 13.1; Wheat "Mapping the Transmississippi West" 316. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS322

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History of the expedition under the command: Lewis, Meriwether and

Item Description: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition of the first authorized and complete account of the most important western expedition, and arguably the most important book in the field of Western Americana. Two volumes, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 470; ix, [1], 522; 5 engraved plans and charts, the large folding map, which was not issued in all copies, is present here supplied from the 1905 edition; contemporary bindings, text foxed, as usual. Church 1309; Field 928; Graff 2477; Howes L-317; Printing and the Mind of Man, 272; Sabin 825; Streeter III, 177; Wagner-Camp 13. Comes in a custom-made collector's case. Bookseller Inventory # 1310412

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History of the Expedition under the command: LEWIS & CLARK].

LEWIS & CLARK].

Published by Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep and New York: Abm. H. Inskeep, 1814. (1814)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep and New York: Abm. H. Inskeep, 1814., 1814. 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches). (Top corner of volume one with significant rodent damage, affecting about half the pages; browned and spotted throughout, as usual). 5 fine engraved full-page maps (a bit spotted). Contemporary brown sheep, the smooth spine in six gilt-ruled compartments, gilt lettered in two and decorated in the rest (rebacked, new endpapers, binding detached). Provenance: With the contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of "W. W. Castle" on the title page in volume one. "Most important of all overland narratives," and "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). First edition. This copy without the folding map. Including a "Life of Captain Lewis" by President Jefferson, who commissioned the expedition. Funded by Congress, this was in effect the first exploration officially sponsored by the Federal government. Setting out from St. Louis in May 1804, crossing the continent and covering 8000 miles over two and a half years, Lewis and Clark established a route to the mouth of the Columbia River across the Rocky Mountains. However it would be nearly ten years before publication of an official account of the expedition by Lewis and Clark appeared. "History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark" was pre-empted by unofficial accounts and beset by setbacks, not the least of which was their respective appointments to official positions in the new Louisiana Territory as territorial Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs; the inefficiency of Benjamin Smith Barton in collating the specimens collected by the Corps of Discovery, and Frederick Pursh's in compiling the information; the tragic death in 1809 of Lewis by murder or suicide; and the financial troubles and eventual bankruptcy of the intended publisher C. and A. Conrad and Co. In 1810 Nicholas Biddle was commissioned to "work with [Clark's] journals and field notes to craft a narrative of exploration and travel" and at last a flowing narrative began to emerge (Beckham, "The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" pp. 148-154). Church 1309; Coe p. 22 ("must ever remain the basis of a collection of western books"); Cohen "Mapping the West" 7; Graff 2477; Grolier "American" 30; Howes L-317; "PMM" 272; Sabin 40828; Streeter sale III:1777; Streeter "Americana Beginnings" 52; Wagner-Camp-Becker 13.1; Wheat "Mapping the Transmississippi West" 316. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS321

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: Meriweather Lewis, William

Meriweather Lewis, William Clark; (Nicholas Biddle); Paul Allen (prep)

Published by Bradford and Inskeep; J. Maxwell Printer, Philadelphia (1814)

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Item Description: Bradford and Inskeep; J. Maxwell Printer, Philadelphia, 1814. Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Octavo. Octavo. 22cm. Leather Hardcover. First Edition. 1814. xxviii, 470, ix, 522 With 5 engraved maps throughout the text; lacking the rare large fold-out map. Both volumes are uniformly bound in brown calfskin leather on the boards; spines neatly rebacked in light brown leatherette. Panels are scuffed and worn, with peeling at the extremities. Hinges are reinforced and very sturdy; textblocks are tight. Top edges darkened, with a few minor spots of soiling along others. Pages are toned, with foxing throughout, but intact. Previous owner names and bookplates on front endpapers. The first official account of Lewis and Clark's historic transcontinental expedition. Lewis did not live to see its publication. The most famous of all expeditions in North American History, this account of their trek to the Pacific coast is an absolutely crucial piece of Americana. [Sabin 855]. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81731815

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Lewis, Meriwether, William Clark, and Paul Allen (ed.)

Published by Philadelphia, PA: Bradford and Inskeep (1814)

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Item Description: Philadelphia, PA: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 8vo. 522pp. Leather binding. Boards rubbed and scuffed. Gilt bands on spine with red title. Pencil markings/marginalia on endpapers and sparsely throughout text. Dampstaining to foot of text block along hinge for first 200 or so pages. Text block foxed and toned. Includes bound illustrated maps, but not the larger fold out map. Note, this is for Vol. II only. Three pages from the appendix are missing. This is the true first Biddle-Allen edition of Lewis and Clark's published journals from their famous expedition. The journals were published almost 8 years after their return. After Lewis's death in 1809, Nicholas Biddle and in turn Paul Allen took over the editing. This volume has been professionaly restored by a local bindery. Please contact us if you would like additional photos or information about the restoration work done. First edition, from a limited edition of 1,417 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 2014

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History of the Expedition under the Command: Lewis, Meriweather; Clark,

Lewis, Meriweather; Clark, William

Published by Bradford and Inskeep, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. (1814)

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Item Description: Bradford and Inskeep, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., 1814. Disbound. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. NOTE: This is Volume One only of two and consists of the text block plus later boards. Prepared for the press by Paul Allen, Esquire. Philadelphia. Published by Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. J. Maxwell, Printer. True first edition. One octavo volume, 9 x 5.75 inches. xxviii and 470 numbered pages [p. 89 not numbered]. Age-darkening and spotting to the preliminaries. Old stain, about 1 square inch, to the upper corners of the pages starting on the title page and disapperaing about half-way through the book. This copy lacking the spectacular folding map (the frontispiece of Volume I). That map was not inserted in all copies of the original but obviously had been in this copy inasmuch as there is a frontispiece map remant of about 4 square inches present. Title page with previous owner name in a faded ink hand, "J. H. Walker from [illegible] July 1910." This volume includes a "Life of Captain Lewis" by President Jefferson, who commissioned the expedition. Opposite p. 63 is a full-page, uncolored, engraved map, Fortification [aka Ancient Fortification on the Missouri River, opposite Bonhomme Island], the map with off-setting from the opposite page, otherwise very good. 18 x 11 cm., scale 1 to 17,000. The map shows remains of a fortification on the Missouri River. Opposite p. 261 is a full-page, uncolored, engraved map, The Falls and Portage, the map with off-setting from the opposite page, otherwise very good. 18 x 11 cm., scale 1 to 133,000. This map shows the falls along the upper Missouri along with the portage route (17 miles) used by the Corps of Discovery. Off-setting to all the pages, as is typical with this edition. Page v with a pasted-on clipping below the end of the preface and measuring about 5.75 x 2.5 inches. Clipping titled, "John Colter's Hell." Colter was one of the privates under Lewis and Clark. The fore- and bottom page edges bruised, as the volume had been issued in deckled format and the edges were compressed over time. Rated a Fair copy overall and worthy of conservation. "Most important of all overland narratives," and "the definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp). With thanks to PBA for the following commentary: "First edition of the official account of the most famous and most important expedition of exploration in U.S. history, a monumental undertaking executed with unbelievable skill and bravery forever embedded in the American consciousness. Derived from the journals of Lewis and Clark and other members of the expedition. Originally expected to be published shortly after the return of the expedition in 1806, the work was delayed by a number of circumstances, including Lewis's death in 1809, and Clark's various government appointments. Although Paul Allen is listed as the editor, the major work was actually done by Nicholas Biddle, a gifted young Philadelphia lawyer who was unable to complete the final portion of the work due to his election as a state legislator, and he enlisted Paul Allen for the task. Allen's major contribution, according to Cutright, was to induce Thomas Jefferson to write a biographical sketch of Captain Lewis in tribute to his former secretary and hero of the expedition who took his own life (some say he was murdered) four years before the publication of this history." Howes L317; Sabin 40828; WC 13; Wheat 316. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007305

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809)

Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and Clark, William (1770-1838)

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1842)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1842. Hard Cover. The September 1842 first edition (Harper's Family Library); from the library of William Hancock Clark, the grandson of Captain Clark, with his signature in each volume: "Wm. Hancock Clark, St. Louis 1865" in pencil on the front pastedowns. William Hancock Clark supplied genealogical charts and related family history to publisher Francis Harper and editor Elliott Coues, for their classic 1893 annotated edition of the expedition. which was published after the discovery of the original Lewis and Clark journals at the American Philosophical Society. With the frontispiece map and six engraved plates. Folding map, text and plates are clean; small loss at spine ends of volume II; a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7446

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: Lewis, Meriwether and

Item Description: New York. New Amsterdam Book Company. 1902., 1902. First Edition Thus. Illustrated with two Frontispieces and various full paged maps and one large folding map in rear pocket. 3 volumes, complete as issued. 8vo. 4.5 " x 7.0". Bound in pictorial decorated cloth. t.e.g. The rare and superlative Commonwealth Library reprinting of Lewis and Clark's journals. Very mild tiny staining to very top 1/8 " of fore-edges, else, a Very Fine, bright set with some pages yet uncut. Bookseller Inventory # 8634

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Item Description: Moses Thomas, Philadelphia, 1815. Hardcover. Volume 5: (January-June, 1815). Octavo. [4], 523, [1]pp., with an engraved title page and vignette at the front. (Lacking the engraved frontispiece plates.) Contemporary full tree calf, morocco spine label. Front joint loose, light wear to the board edges, very good with moderate scattered foxing to the text pages. Contains the first important review of the first "Biddle-Allen" edition of the *History of the Expedition*, prepared directly from the Lewis and Clark journals by Nicholas Biddle and Paul Allen. The lengthy review was published in the February and March numbers (pp. 127-149, 210-234), signed "B.". Bookseller Inventory # 350887

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Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809) and Clark, William (1770-1838)

Published by Harper and Brothers, New York (1842)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, New York, 1842. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. TWO VOLUMES. Very Good++ hardback 1842 First Edition (Harper's Family Library) bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and design spines. Foxing. Owner name front paste-down each volume. Owner inscription ffep Volume 2. Foldout frontispiece map missing from Volume 1. 12mos. li, 371pp. x, 395 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 7760

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History of the Expedition Under the Command: McMaster, John Bach

Item Description: David Nutt, London, 1905. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. 416, 410, 382 p. Ill. Reliures insolées. Bookseller Inventory # 015633

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Lewis, Meriwether; William Clark, Paul Allen, ed

Published by New Amsterdam Book Company, New York (1902)

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Item Description: New Amsterdam Book Company, New York, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1902 edition, 3 volumes, gray pictorial cloth lettered in red, 416; 410; 382pp with large folding map in pocket of third volume. Very good, bookplate and owner's name and date (1902) in first volume, second and third volumes have spines that are slightly darkened. Handsome set in nice tight shape. Bookseller Inventory # C000025247

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Clark, William; Lewis, Meriweather

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Item Description: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. New York, 1902. 12mo, publisher's decorative cloth, 416 + 410 + 382 pp. Title continues; across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific in 1804-6. A tight and well preserved set, appearing unread with fine contents. Owner stickers to rear pastedowns, light normal shelfwear, else five. Very good plus condition overall. Bookseller Inventory # SET3315

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Item Description: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. The Trail Makers Set "A complete reprint of the Biddle Edition of 1814, to which all the members of the contributed, with an account of the Louisiana Purchase. Maroon cloth with corner bumping and mild fraying to top and bottom of backstrips, pages clean. Vol. I- 410 pp, frayed edges of backstrip, Vol. I - 410 pp hinges cracked, Vol. III- 382 pp, with fold-out map of route laid in cracked back hinge. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000230111

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Prof. John Bach McMaster, ed

Published by Allerton, New York (1922)

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Item Description: Allerton, New York, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Reprint. Brown cloth, gilt lettering on the spine. Top edges gilt. Large folding map to the rear of volume three is in fine condition. There are several lines in ink to the front free endpaper of each volume. The upper edges are dusty. The gilt is very bright. The dust jackets are all backed with paper for reinforcement. Chipping to the spine ends, edges, and along parts of the fore edge. The printed price on the front of each jacket is also blacked out. Although it is rare to find these in the original jackets, they are in poor condition ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 67073

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Item Description: New York : A.S. Barnes and Compa, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Three volumes. 17x11cm. Poor condition. Some loose pages, but all present. Bindings loose, and Vol I is taped. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. B006X3Z9RC 1/1/1904. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000102665

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