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Journal of an exploring tour beyond the Rocky Mountains, under the direction of the A.B.C.F.M. in the years 1835, '36, and '37.

Parker, Samuel.

Published by Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff., Ithaca, NY, 1842
Soft cover
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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Third edition: "A description of the geography, geology, climate, productions of the country, and the numbers, manners, and customs of the natives." The Rev. Samuel Parker (1779?1866) accompanied a fur-trading party west into what was then known as either Oregon Country or the Columbia District, under the sponsorship of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Here he describes the voyage (including a brief mention of the Mormons in Missouri), the region's natural history, and the degrees of interest in Christianity expressed by the Native Americans his party encountered ? which last was his primary focus. The volume opens with an => oversized, folding map, engraved by M.M. Peabody, which Graff describes as "the earliest map of the Oregon interior with a pretense to accuracy"; includes an account of Parker's => voyage to Hawaii and Tahiti; and closes with a => vocabulary of Indian languages (Nez Perce, Klicatat, Calapooa, and Chenook). The plate depicts "Basaltic Formations on the Columbia River." 12vo (20 cm, 7.9"). 408 pp.; 1 map, 1 plt. Flake & Draper, Mormon Bibliography, 6100; Graff 3193; Hill, Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1306; Howes P89; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 2907; Sabin 58729; Wagner-Camp, Plains & Rockies, 70:3. Publisher's charcoal-colored ribbed cloth, covers with blind-stamped arabesque frame, spine with gilt-stamped title; cloth chipped at spine extremities and front joint, corners rubbed. Mild to moderate foxing. Map with faint spotting, a pinpoint hole at one corner, and one very short tear from inner edge; foxing and soiling, never dark/nasty but present throughout. A comfortably solid copy. Bookseller Inventory # 29273

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Title: Journal of an exploring tour beyond the ...

Publisher: Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff., Ithaca, NY

Publication Date: 1842

Binding: Soft cover

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