Item #77486 Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke [sic], from St. Louis. Meriwether LEWIS, William CLARK.

Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke [sic], from St. Louis

Item #77486

[LEWIS, Meriwether, and CLARK, William]. The Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke [sic], from St. Louis, by Way of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, to the Pacific Ocean; Performed in the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806...Containing Delineations of the Manners, Customs, Religion, &c. of the Indians.... London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. ix,309pp., plus folding frontispiece map. Contemporary 3/4 calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, burgundy morocco label. Some wear to boards and extremities. Front hinge loose but holding, free endpapers renewed. Offsetting from map onto titlepage. Moderate foxing and tanning. About very good. HOWES L-321. Wagner-Camp 8:2. Pilling, Proof-Sheets 2283. Wheat Transmississippi 294. Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 4a.2. Bradford 2995. Church 1309. Field 928. Jones 771. Smith 5894. Streeter Sale 3122. Graff 2479. Sabin 40827. Reese, Best of the West 37 (note). The first London "Apocrypha edition," as denoted by Elliott Coues. In response to the growing curiosity of the public regarding the findings of Lewis and Clark and the delay in publication of the "authorized account" of their expedition, this compilation of bits and pieces from already published works appeared, misleading the reader into believing it was the account sanctioned by the government and containing all the information gathered during the journey. Wheat points out that the work contains "the earliest published map with legends stemming from Lewis and Clark." Howes calls this the "counterfeit" edition, while Sabin states it contains material not published in any other edition. The map shows western North America.

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