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Bell, Solomon [pseudonym for Snelling, William Joseph. 1804 - 1848].
TALES Of TRAVELS WEST Of The MISSISSIPPI. With a Map, and Numerous Engravings
Gray and Bowen, Boston, 1830. xvi, 162 pp. Illustrated with a two-page map, frontis & t.p. vignette, 37 intratextual cuts. 12mo. 6" x 3-5/8" The volume consists of "Lewis and Clark's Travels" (pp. 1 - 105), "Long's Expedition," and "Jewitt's Narrative." The work publishes the earliest known printed image of Fort Clatsop, Oregon.Per Graff, "This was Snelling's first book, the earliest juvenile on the Far west." Howes adds, "First American juvenile book on the trans-Mississippi region, giving account of its early explorers, wild tribes, etc."While well represented in institutional settings, now somewhat uncommon in the trade. General wear. Spotting & browning throughout. P. xiii with prior owner initials & date [1936] in gutter. A VG copy. Original publishers salmon colored cloth spine over drab paper boards; leather title label to spine, with gilt stamped lettering 1st Edition (American Imprints 3535; Erickson, p. 225; Graff 3875; Howes S-739; Sabin 85429). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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