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FEATHERSTONHAUGH, GEORGE W.
A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners
Richard Bentley, London, 1847. First edition, 2 volumes, 2 folding maps loosely inserted into integral chemise, lithographic fontispieces, illustrations in text throughout; original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt spines; volume 1 mostly fine, with some shelf wear to edges and corners; volume 2 a bit soiled, 1-inch loss to top of spine, not affecting text, bottom of spine and corners also worn, exposing boards; interior fine. A British scientist's geological reconnaissance through the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi Valley in 1835-37. Featherstonaugh began his journey in Washington, D.C. and traveled via Pittsburgh and Cleveland before visiting Detroit, and travelling by canoe on Lakes Huron and Michigan to Mackinac and Green Bay, thence via the Fox and Mississippi Rivers to Saint Anthony and Fort Snelling, where Featherstonhaugh's party ascended the Minnesota River as far as Lake Traverse on the Dakota border, and back again via Lake Pepin, Galena, and Saint Louis, and back through Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. "Featherstonhaugh's principal interests on this portion of his tour were the Indians and the gold-mining operations in Georgia and North Carolina; and these items are described in considerable detail. He was much charmed with [John C.] Calhoun and [his] associates and surroundings at Fort Hill. It thus seems evident that he appreciated and was willing to recognize gentility when he found it, but that he regarded the rudeness and lack of discipline which he encountered on stages and steamboats as more typical of Southern society." --Clark III, 39. Howes F-6 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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