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Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River

KEATING, William H.

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KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, &C. & C. Performed in the Year 1823.Compiled from the notes of Major Long, Messrs. Say, Keating, and Colhoun [sic]. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1824. Two volumes. xii,[2],[9]-439pp. plus 4 plates, frontispiece and folding maps; vi;[5]-459pp. plus frontispiece and 9 plates. Half titles. Original obards, rebacked in matching material. Aside from some normal foxing, a very good untrimmed set. In a cloth slipcase. Wagner-Camp 26b:1. Field 949. Howes K20. Pilling 2066,3494. Graff 2280. Sabin 37137. American Imprints 16763. Streeter Sale 1785. Taxonomic Literature 3560. First edition of the primary work on Long's second expedition, compiled by its geologist and historiographer. ".Almost a cyclopedia of material, relating to the Indians of the explored territory. Nothing escaped the attention of the gentlemen who accompanied the expedition; and their statements regarding the customs, character, and numbers of the Sioux and Chippeway tribes, are among the most valuable we have of those people" - Field. Includes vocabularies of several tribes. The excellent plates, engraved by Hill after the drawings of Samuel Seymour, illustrate scenes and Indians on the upper Mississippi. The map depicts the Great Lakes, the headwaters of the Mississippi, and the Red River of the North, with the river origins and the complicated hydrography of Wisconsin, Minnesota and the border area rendered in far greater detail than ever before. Botanical collections relating to this expedition were made by the distinguished naturalist, Thomas Say. It was proposed that Thomas Nuttall write the descriptions, but in his absence the task became the responsibility of Lewis David van Schweinitz, and his work appears as an appendix in the second volume. Bookseller Inventory # 33386

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