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Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California, in the Years 1843-1844
London: Wiley and Putnam. Good. 1846. Hardcover. First UK edition. Blue blind embossed boards with gilt on spine. Sunning on rear board and spine, light soil, and bumped and rubbed spine ends and corners. Bookplate removal glue mark on front pastedown endpaper, some paper cracking at hinges. A few chips on last pages. Interior clean and free of markings. Collated complete with 4 lithographic plates (two called for) and large folding map. The map has tape repairs and light soil on the back. Contains revised accounts of Fremont's expeditions based on the reports presented to Congress, but omitting the scientific portions. Fremont explored the Wind River Mountains and South Pass in Wyoming, employing Kit Carson as a guide. Returning the following year, passing the Great Salt Lake, he followed the Snake and Columbia Rivers to Fort Vancouver. Then travelling southeast to Walker Lake, he crossed back over the Sierra Nevada Range near Lake Tahoe and reached Sutter's Fort. Fremont's accounts and his maps provided the basis for pioneers migrating west on what became the Oregon Trail. Howes F3803, Sabin 25841, Wagner-Camp 115: 6. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 324 pp .
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