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LEWIS, Meriwether and CLARK, William
THE JOURNALS OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTS. LEWIS AND CLARK TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSOURI, THENCE ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND DOWN THE RIVER COLUMBIA TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, PERFORMED DURING THE YEARS 1804-5-6 BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Limited Editions Club, New York, 1962. Two quarto volumes (7-1/2" x 11-1/4") bound in decorated parchment-toned buckram with a map design in sepia and leather spine labels hand-lettered and stamped in pure gold leaf. This is copy #457 of 1500 edited by Nicholas Biddle with a good historical introduction by John Bakeless. Illustrated with portraits and 16 fine color plates after paintings by Carl Bodmer and other contemporary artists as well as two large folding maps. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Fine in glassines and a lightly soiled, Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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