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NEW LIGHT ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE GREATER NORTHWEST, THE MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS OF ALEXANDER HENRY AND OF DAVID THOMPSON 1799-1814
Francis P. Harper, 1897., New York - First edition. 3 Volumes. # 760 of an edition of 1100 copies, 1000 of which are printed on smaller paper. Original cloth with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, as issued. xxviii, 446 pp.; vi, 447-916 pp.; 917-1027 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Coues in Volume I. David Thompson's Manuscript Map of the Northwest Territory is reproduced in three sheets and a Legend sheet, large in format, folded, and protected in pocket at rear of Volume III. ".an entirely new and original work printed from the original manuscripts, and contains the authors' daily journals of travels, explorations, and adventures in the fur trade throughout the Northwest.[Thompson's] activities give credence to England's claims to the Oregon Territory. This set is considered by historians to be the most important contribution to Western history and exploration published in the twentieth century."---George H. Tweney., The Washington 89. Former owner's inked name on the front fly leaf of Volumes I and II, else a very good set, with some light-modest edgewear. All volumes internally clean and tight. A nice, tight set of the in original bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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