Item #45164 History of the Expedition. Meriwether LEWIS.

History of the Expedition

Item #45164

LEWIS, Meriwether, and CLARK, William. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark... A New Edition, Faithfully Reprinted...with Copious Critical Elliot Coues. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893. Three text volumes plus atlas, totaling 1364pp. Facsimiles. Plates.Folding map. Large octavo. Original half cloth and paper boards, paper labels. Spines rubbed, cloth lightly spotted, corners bumped. Text of fourth volume bound upside down, rear map pocket separated, but map fine. Internally clean and tight. Withal, a very good set. Howes L-317. Graff 2484. One of two hundred copies on handmade paper from a total edition of one thousand, and slightly larger in format than the eight hundred copies printed on "fine book paper." The First "modern" edited scholarly edition of the Lewis and Clark account and manuscripts, reprinting the official text of 1814, but with extensive notes by Coues based on his examination of the surviving manuscripts and maps of the expedition. This was also the first of a series of landmark publications by Harper on Western exploration, and the first editing project of the prolific Coues. An important, landmark work in the history of western historiography, ushering in modern scholarship the same year as the Turner thesis.

Price: $6,500.00

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