Account of An Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains,
JAMES, Edwin. Account of An Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819, 1820. By Order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, Under the Command of Maj. S.H. Long.... London. 1823. Three volumes. vii,,344; vii,,356; vii,,347pp. plus eight plates (two colored), folding profile, and map. Half title in second and third volumes. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Ownership attribution to the Kelso Library in manuscript at head of each titlepage. Minor expert reinforcement to verso of folding map. Internally clean. Very good. In a half morocco box. The first British edition of Long, issued the same year as the American, with a few paragraphs of text not in the latter, and with a different set of plates than in the American edition. The map in this edition combines the eastern and western sections of that of the American edition, but is otherwise identical. It locates many of the rivers on the Great Plains, but badly muddles some headwaters. With Pike and Lewis and Clark, one of the three basic western exploring expeditions of the early period. The British edition is a more handsome example of book production than the American. WAGNER-CAMP 25:2. FIELD 948. ABBEY 650. HOWES J41, "b." STREETER SALE 1784. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 353. SABIN 35683.