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JOURNAL OF AN EXPLORING TOUR BEYOND THE ROCKY - Parker, Rev. Samuel - 1838. 
Published by the author. Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff, Printers, Ithaca, N.Y. 1838 - 12mo. 371 pp. plus engraved plate and large folding map. Modern blue cloth, front free endpaper renewed, original printed paper spine label laid down. Pencil ownership inscription, "Tho. M. Rogers 1840," on title page, later ownership ink stamp of L. D. Oliphant on first leaf of text. Text and plate foxed and toned. Map virtually unfoxed, clean, and bright. Overall very good. Complete first edition of a major early Pacific Northwest travel narrative. The Rev. Samuel Parker (1779-1866) was a Massachusetts-born Presbyterian missionary, joining a party of the American Fur Company on an expedition west from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla in 1835, himself under the direction of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Howes describes his map of the Oregon Territory as the "earliest showing accurately the Oregon interior." With early vocabularies of the Nez Percé, "Klicatat," "Calapooa," and "Chenook." Howes P-89 "aa," Wagner-Camp 70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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