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Item Description: Ross & Haines, 1958. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89111643

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Item Description: Ross & Haines, 1958. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95097651

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GASS (Patrick) with Earle R. Forrest

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Item Description: Ross and Haines, Minneapolis, 1958. HARDCOVER. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Reprint. 317pp, bw illustrations, fold out map, octavo cloth Mid-America Series, Limited edition #1339 owner sticker, very good in slightly worn dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 69031

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Gass, Patrick

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Item Description: Grabhorn Press for Carl Hoffman, 1938. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. > PAPERBACK 1938 reprint by Grabhorn Press for Carl Hoffman from the edition printed for Matthew Carey in 1812. Two engravings. 6 thread-bound pages in yellow wraps with gold gilt titling. Covers are clean and intact. Thread binding sound. Pages are bright and free of marks. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-0770852

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A Journal of the Voyages and Travels: Gass, Patrick

Gass, Patrick

Published by Minneapolis, Minnesota: Ross & Haines Inc. (1958)

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Item Description: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Ross & Haines Inc., 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. 8vo., orange cloth lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket. Limited edition, one of 2000 numbered copies, profusely illustrated, with fold-out map of Lewis and Clark's travels. A striking copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15307833879

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Item Description: Mathew Carey, Phila. PA, 1812. Contemporary Calf. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Fourth Edition. This is a good tight 1812 fourth edition copy in brown contemporary calf with gold lettering spine label. With the introductory Review page. Six engravings are called for, but only four are present. Lacking the frontispiece and one other. Otherwise a good, tight, unmarked, copy with moderate type foxing. Photos on request. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 058616

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Carey, 1810. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Small 8vo, contemporary calf, red morocco spine label, 262pp. LACKING PLATE #3 ("Capt. Clark and his men building a line of huts") AND LOWER COVER. A little marginal silverfishing on a few terminal leaves only. Pencil note inside front cover reads: "Captured at Beaufort SC By Samuel P. Latham, April 7th, 1862." HOWES G-77. STREETER SALE #3120. WAGNER-CAMP BECKER 6:4. Bookseller Inventory # C191/24

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Item Description: Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1812. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Fourth Edition. 16mo (6-1/2" x 4"). 262pp. All six engravings present. Folding section of map gone (see picture) leaving approximately 3/4 still attached. 1812 PO name on free endpaper. Age-toning, offsetting from plates and stains to leaves. 11/2" split to head of upper cover, but still attached. Edges and corners worn. Gilt/black label on spine. Howes G77 Sabin 26741. Bookseller Inventory # 516

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Gass, Patrick

Published by MATHEW CAREY (1812)

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Item Description: MATHEW CAREY, 1812. LEATHER Rare Books-Exploration and Travel Writing . RARE BOOKS, Standard. Bookseller Inventory # 01222113546630500

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Item Description: Printed for M. Carey, Philadelphia, 1811. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Fair. "From the mouth of the River Missouri through the interior parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806. Containing an authentic relation of the most interesting transactions during the expedition; a description of the country; and an account of its inhabitants, soil, climate, curiosities and vegetable and animal productions. By Patrick Gass, One of the persons employed in the expedition. With geographical and explanatory notes" viii, [9]-262 p. The leather binding is scuffed and rubbed. Smooth spine with no visible lettering. The major defect being that two of the six engravings (including the frontis.) are missing, and some of the extant engravings show tears and chips. Text is complete, with moderate to heavy foxing.The extant engravings are: facing p. 25, Captains Lewis and Clark holding a Council with the Indians; facing p. 61, Captain Clark and his men building a line of Huts; facing p. 95, Captain Clark and his men shooting Bears; facing p. 239, An American having struck a Bear but not killed him, escapes into a Tree. Sabin 26741. Bookseller Inventory # 002167

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Patrick Gass

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Item Description: MATHEW CAREY. Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. LEATHER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01222113546651000. Bookseller Inventory # 01222113546651000

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GASS, Patrick.

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Item Description: 0. GASS, Patrick. A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of A Corps of Discovery, Under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke [sic].From the Mouth of the River Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean. Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1810. 262pp. plus six woodcut plates. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with leather label. Neatly rebacked, retaining original label. Small loss in the margin of page 255, affecting a few words of text. Light foxing and toning, a bit heavier in spots. A good copy. WAGNER-CAMP 6:4. GRAFF 1518. SABIN 26741. HOWES G77. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 20185. STREETER SALE 3123. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 3.4(b).The second American edition of the first published first-hand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This edition is desirable because it is the first to contain illustrations, which are crude but striking. Gass was one of the sergeants of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He kept a daily journal during the journey, as instructed by Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis, and was thus able to publish his account only a year after the return of the expedition. His narrative was eagerly seized upon in the absence of the official report, which did not appear until 1814. This is the second state of this edition, with the titlepage noting "Second Edition - with Six Engravings." An important contemporary account of the expedition. Bookseller Inventory # 55287

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Item Description: Printed for Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1810. Second edition. 262pp. Sextodecimo [18 cm] Rebound in 1/2 leather over marbled boards. New endsheets and pastedowns. Tissue repair to frontispiece. Includes all six engravings The Patrick Gass Journal was the first published account of the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the 1810 Carey printing, is the first to contain these six illustrations. Wagner/Camp 6:5. Graff 1518. Howes G77. Streeter 3123. Sabin 26741. Bookseller Inventory # 42800

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Item Description: Printed for Matthew Carey, Philadelphia, 1811. 262 pp. Illustrated with six engravings. 12mo, original full sheep. Third edition. Wagner-Camp 6:6. Corners of the binding and the text block rubbed; some light scuffing; some inoffensive light soiling to text. Old ownership signature and notation ("His lerning piece" on front free endpaper; blank leaf at rear torn with a triangular loss; but a very attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 47693

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GASS, Patrick (1771-1870).

Published by Pittsburgh: David McKeehan; London, reprinted for J. Budd, 1808. (1808)

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Item Description: Pittsburgh: David McKeehan; London, reprinted for J. Budd, 1808., 1808. 8vo., (8 4/8 x5 inches). (Lower blank margin of title-page and page 9 renewed, fore-edge of last page of text strengthened on verso). Contemporary tree calf, gilt (rebacked to style, a bit scuffed). First London edition, first published in Pittsburgh in 1807, and the first published account of the celebrated Lewis and Clark expedition, illustrated by and annotated throughout by Barton, an influential force on the Lewis and Clark expedition. "Sergeant Patrick Gass outlived every person who served on the Lewis and Clark expedition whose fate is known. He is distinguished also for being the first from the expedition to publish an account of the trip. Having lived so long, Gass is one of the best known of the expedition's enlisted men and has had more written about him than any other man in the Corps of Discovery, except for the two captains" (DANB). Field 595; Graff 1517; Howes G77; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 3.2; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:2. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib604

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A Journal of the Voyages and Travels: Gass, Patrick

Gass, Patrick

Published by M'Keehan (1807)

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Item Description: M'Keehan, 1807. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The true first edition of this 1807 account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Is complete, except that the title page is a facsimile, new end papers, first couple of pages have some pieces missing (see photo). The first published book on the expedition, the greatest in the history of the American west. Bound in quarter leather over marbled boards, very good condition. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Pittsburgh: Printed by Zadok Cramer for David M'Keehan, 1807., 1807. 12mo., (6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches). "WE HAVE ENCOURAGED OUR MEN TO KEEP JOURNALS, AND SEVEN OF THEM DO SO, TO WHOM IN THIS RESPECT WE GIVE EVERY ASSISTANCE IN OUR POWER" (Lewis, letter to Jefferson 7 April 1805). First edition. The first full published account of the Corps of Discovery by a member of the expedition, Patrick Gass, who "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades" (Wagner-Camp-Becker 6:1). "Although [Gass's Journal] lacked the insight, reflection, and depth of geographic, ethnographic, diplomatic, and scientific observations penned by Lewis and Clark, it and Jefferson's Message from the President were the only accounts available for seven years to describe the expedition's adventures" (Beckham, p. 89). "Sergeant Patrick Gass outlived every person who served on the Lewis and Clark expedition whose fate is known. Having lived so long, Gass is one of the best known of the expedition's enlisted men and has had more written about him than any other man in the Corps of Discovery, except for the two captains" (DANB). Beckham The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, pp 89-90, 3.1; Graff 1516; Howes G-77; Sabin 26741; Shaw 12646; Smith 3465. Bookseller Inventory # 107257

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LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)]. GASS, Patrick (1771-1870).

Published by Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1810 (1810)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1810, 1810. 12mo., (6 6/8 x 4 inches). Engraved frontispiece (laid down, spotted and browned) and five further plates. Modern ochre morocco backed cloth gilt. Provenance: with the book plate of James S. Copley on the front paste-down of each volume, his sale Sotheby's 15th October 2010 lot 731 Second Carey, third American, and second illustrated edition. Mathew Carey issued two editions in 1810 after acquiring the copyright from David McKeehan. First published in 1807. The first full published account of the Corps of Discovery by a member of the expedition, Patrick Gass, who "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades" (Wagner-Camp-Becker 6:1). "Although [Gass's Journal] lacked the insight, reflection, and depth of geographic, ethnographic, diplomatic, and scientific observations penned by Lewis and Clark, it and Jefferson's Message from the President were the only accounts available for seven years to describe the expedition's adventures" (Beckham, p. 89). "Sergeant Patrick Gass outlived every person who served on the Lewis and Clark expedition whose fate is known. Having lived so long, Gass is one of the best known of the expedition's enlisted men and has had more written about him than any other man in the Corps of Discovery, except for the two captains" (DANB). Graff 1518; Howes G77; Smith 3467; Streeter sale V:3123; Wagner-Camp-Becker 6:5. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 72lib154

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Item Description: 1808. LEATHER Rare Books-Pacific Northwest . RARE BOOKS, Standard. Bookseller Inventory # 01111000014971001

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Item Description: PITTSBURGH PRINTED BY ZADOCK CRAMER, | FOR DAVID M¿KEEHAN, PUBLISHER, Pittsburgh, 1807. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition, , viii, [9]-262 pages, 16.5 x 10.5 cm., [Beckham pp 89-90, 3.1, Graff 1516, Howes G-77, Sabin 26741; Shaw 12646, Smith 3465, Streeter 5-3120, WCB 6.1], contemporary sheep and paper covered boards, worn and shabby, early owners name ¿Jno H Fallin¿ written in ink twice on the title page, other notations and calculations on end papers, free endpapers torn without loss. Age darkened but complete. This is the first full published account of the Corps of Discovery by a member of the expedition, who "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades" (WCB). "Although [Gass's Journal] lacked the insight, reflection, and depth of geographic, ethnographic, diplomatic, and scientific observations penned by Lewis and Clark, it and Jefferson's Message from the President were the only accounts available for seven years to describe the expedition's adventures" (Beckham, p. 89). "Sergeant Patrick Gass outlived every person who served on the Lewis and Clark expedition whose fate is known. Having lived so long, Gass is one of the best known of the expedition's enlisted men and has had more written about him than any other man in the Corps of Discovery, except for the two captains" (DANB). Bookseller Inventory # 000091

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1812., 1812. 262pp. plus folding engraved map and six plates. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt label. Edges of covers worn, hinges tender. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front free endpapers, verso of map, and titlepage. Age- toning and dampstains, offsetting from plates. A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. Styled the "fourth edition" on the titlepage, after the first edition of 1807 (but with the plates not found therein), which Howes states was the "earliest full first- hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account [by] seven years." "This 1812 edition seems identical in text with my 1807 and 1810 edition, but it has, added, a folding map and two preliminary pages headed 'Review of this Work.' The plates are the same, and the pagination is kept the same by eliminating the half title after the preface" - Streeter. STREETER SALE 3127. HOWES G77, "aa." GRAFF 1521. FIELD 597. WAGNER-CAMP 6:7. SABIN 26741. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 308. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 36101

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GASS, Patrick.

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Item Description: 1811. GASS, Patrick. Journal of the Voyages and Travels of A Corps of Discovery, Under the Cpommand of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke[sic].During the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806.Philadelphia: Printed for Matthew Carey, 1811. 262pp. plus six plates including frontispiece. Contemporary calf, spine label. Boards and spine worn slightly, hinges expertly repaired. Remnants of red wax on front and rear pastedowns (perhaps originally used to secure paper wrapper for binding?). Mid-19th- century ownership inscription of Joseph E. Smith, 1847, on front free endpaper, additional ink inscription on front pastedown. Slight agetoning and soiling. A good copy. SABIN 26741. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 22891. WAGNER-CAMP 6:6. HOWES G77. GRAFF 1520. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 3.6. Third American edition, after the first of 1807, of the first published first-hand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The illustrations, first published by Matthew Carey in an edition issued in two states the previous year, are evidently based on the observations of a member of the party, and are the only extant illustrations of the famous journey. Gass was a sergeant who was charged, by order of Lewis and at the insistence of Jefferson, with keeping a journal, and this book seems closely based on that document. "One of the essential books for an Americana collection" - Streeter, describing the first edition. This edition, based on the experience of several veteran dealers, is the rarest. Bookseller Inventory # 48574

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Item Description: printed by Zadok Cramer, for David M'Keehan, Pittsburgh [PA], 1807. First edition. 12mo. 262 pp. Contemporary 1/4 leather and marbled boards (rubbed); gilt rules and gilt title on spine. Some old staining to endpapers and toning to text pages, lacking blank front endpaper, small piece missing from blank front flyleaf, faint old tidelines to last 15 pages. Contemporary pencil and ink notes, mostly illegible on endpapers. A previous owner's signature, "R. Huston, Canonsburg, Washington" [County, Pennsylvania], on the upper margins of the text pages. This may be Dr. Robert M. Huston (1795-1864), Professor of Materia Medica and Midwifery at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia from 1839 to 1857. Jefferson College in Canonsburg was the parent institution for the medical school founded in Philadelphia in 1825. Front joint starting, some rubbing and scuffing to boards, but overall a very good, tight, unsophisticated copy. Gass' journal was the first report published on the Corps of Discovery's travels and became an important early record of the nearly two and one-half year expedition. Streeter calls this narrative "one of the essential books for an Americana collection." The journal, kept throughout the expedition, offers an unvarnished account of the challenges the Corps faced as it explored the newly acquired territory of President Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase. Gass was a skilled carpenter and played a major roll in the construction of the winter camps at Forts Mandan and Clatsop for the expedition. As noted in Wagner-Camp: Gass "provided valuable details about these projects as well as the only description of the method by which certain tribes constructed their lodges." [Wagner-Camp 6:10]. He was also elected sergeant by his peers after the death of Sgt. Charles Floyd, the expedition's only casualty. He later served in the War of 1812 and lost an eye. He was also the last surviving member of the expedition dying at the age of 98 in 1870. Howes G77: "Earliest full first-hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account seven years."American Imprints 12646 Streeter 3120 Wagner-Camp 6:1 Graff 1516 Sabin 26741. Bookseller Inventory # 62087

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A JOURNAL OF THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELS: LEWIS AND CLARK).

Item Description: Printed by Zadok Cramer, for David M'Keehan, Pittsburgh, 1807. FIRST EDITION. 170 x 105 mm. (6 1/8 x 4 1/8"). 262 pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, flat spine divided into panels by double gilt rules, gilt titling (new endpapers). With ink inscriptions of several 19th century owners on title page. Graff 1516; Howes G-77; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:1. Front joint and hinge cracked (but the board still firmly attached), poor quality text paper the color of oatmeal (as in all copies), considerable foxing throughout, though the spotting never dark; an unassuming and not especially pretty thing, but the condition in line with other copies of this cheaply made book, with no fatal defects. This is the first appearance of the first published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, described by Streeter as "one of the essential books for an Americana collection." A carpenter by training, Gass was in charge of constructing winter accommodations for the party, and his knowledge of building informs his observations here about forts and native architecture. This account was based on journals he kept during the explorations, and it was an immediate success with a public hungry for information about the Western frontier. By the time the official account of Captains Lewis and Clark appeared in 1814, Gass' journal had appeared in multiple editions published as far away as London, Paris, and Weimar. Wagner-Camp observes that Gass "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades," dying in 1870, at the age of 99. This is the first appearance of the first published account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, described by Streeter as "one of the essential books for an Americana collection." A carpenter by training, Gass was in charge of constructing winter accommodations for the party, and his knowledge of building informs his observations here about forts and native architecture. This account was based on journals he kept during the explorations, and it was an immediate success with a public hungry for information about the Western frontier. By the time the official account of Captains Lewis and Clark appeared in 1814, Gass' journal had appeared in multiple editions published as far away as London, Paris, and Weimar. Wagner-Camp observes that Gass "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades," dying in 1870, at the age of 99. Bookseller Inventory # CFB1712

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LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)]. GASS, Patrick (1771-1870).

Published by Pittsburgh: Printed by Zadok Cramer for David M'Keehan, 1807. (1807)

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Item Description: Pittsburgh: Printed by Zadok Cramer for David M'Keehan, 1807., 1807. 12mo., (6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches). Half-title [A3] bound as page [ix] after the Preface (some light browning, washed). FINE modern purple calf, gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (spine slightly faded). Provenance: with the small library label of Wolfgang A. Herz, his sale "Important Voyages and Travels", 9th December 2010, lot 214. "WE HAVE ENCOURAGED OUR MEN TO KEEP JOURNALS, AND SEVEN OF THEM DO SO, TO WHOM IN THIS RESPECT WE GIVE EVERY ASSISTANCE IN OUR POWER" (Lewis, letter to Jefferson 7 April 1805). First edition. The first full published account of the Corps of Discovery by a member of the expedition, Patrick Gass, who "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades" (Wagner-Camp-Becker 6:1). "Although [Gass's Journal] lacked the insight, reflection, and depth of geographic, ethnographic, diplomatic, and scientific observations penned by Lewis and Clark, it and Jefferson's Message from the President were the only accounts available for seven years to describe the expedition's adventures" (Beckham, p. 89). "Sergeant Patrick Gass outlived every person who served on the Lewis and Clark expedition whose fate is known. Having lived so long, Gass is one of the best known of the expedition's enlisted men and has had more written about him than any other man in the Corps of Discovery, except for the two captains" (DANB). Beckham The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, pp 89-90, 3.1; Graff 1516; Howes G-77; Sabin 26741; Shaw 12646; Smith 3465. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 002522

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Item Description: Pittsburgh: Printed by Zadok Cramer, for David M'Keehan, Publisher and Proprietor, 1807., 1807. 262pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf spine and patterned paper boards, spine gilt. Boards heavily worn. Later ownership label on front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscriptions on endpapers. Two leaves (C3, C4) loose and slightly worn. Some light scattered foxing and soiling, but on the whole quite clean internally. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case. A rare, unsophisticated copy of the first edition of the earliest published firsthand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition: "one of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter). The origins of Gass' journal are explained in an April 7, 1805 letter from Meriwether Lewis to President Thomas Jefferson: "We have encouraged our men to keep journals, and seven of them do so, to whom in this respect we give every assistance in our power." Because of the delay in the publication of the official account, Gass' journal became the first to appear in print, and as such was eagerly taken up by readers starved for information about the discoveries. "Patrick Gass was a rough reliable frontier soldier when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was made a sergeant when Sergeant Floyd died. He writes a terse soldier's narrative with rugged honesty.For seven years his story offered the only real information the nation had of the Oregon country and of the Louisiana Purchase. It is a work of primary importance" - Webster A. Jones. First editions of Gass' journal have become scarce, particularly in good condition. STREETER SALE 3120. GRAFF 1516. SABIN 26741. HILL 685. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 12646. SMITH 3465. WAGNER-CAMP 6:1. HOWES G77, "b." LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 3.1. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 50314A

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A Journal of the Voyages and Travels: Gass, Patrick

Gass, Patrick

Published by Zadok Cramer, Pittsburgh (1807)

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Item Description: Zadok Cramer, Pittsburgh, 1807. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST PUBLISHED ACCOUNT OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION: "One of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter). "The sergeants were all encouraged to keep journals, and Gass was diligent in writing his ? He reported events as they occurred and provided descriptions of the scenery and the Indian nations the corps met along the journey ? It was Gass who depicted the bitterroot mountains as 'the most terrible mountains I've ever beheld,' a quote widely used in books on the expedition" (Woodger and Toropov). The "journal which he kept was one of the chief sources of the expedition and was published in 1807, seven years before the journals of Lewis and Clark. Within five years after its first publication ? it was republished three times in the United States and printed also in London and Paris" (Hebard). Gass "became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades" (Wagner-Camp). "The first printing of a journal by a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 3.1). "One of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter sale V:3120). Graff 1516; Howes G77; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:1. Pittsburgh: Zadok Cramer for David M'Keehan, 1807. 12mo, early sheep over original marbled boards; custom box. Handsome owner inscription (from 1816) on front free endpaper and owner's signatures on rear free endpaper and pastedown. Toning to text (as always); occasional dampstaining, mostly marginal. Boards with some scuffing and worn edges. Hole (likely paper flaw) to margin of leaf 229/230, not affecting text. A rare copy in original boards of a landmark in American history. Bookseller Inventory # 1564

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Item Description: Printed by Zadok Cramer, for David M'Keehan, Publisher and Proprietor, Pittsburgh, 1807. First printing. Octavo. 262pp. Contemporary calf over boards. Owner inscriptions, including on title. Typical staining, tanning, and marginal tears, a very good copy in natural state. The rare first edition of the earliest published firsthand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition, by a member of their party. Gass was a sergeant who, by order of Lewis and at the insistence of Thomas Jefferson, kept a journal of the expedition's activities, and this book seems closely based on that document. ".One of the essential books for an Americana collection" - Streeter 3120. Graff 1516; Howes G-77; Sabin 26741, Hill 685. Bookseller Inventory # kfk661

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