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Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the ExpeditionFitted out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the "Pacific FurCompany;" with an Account of Some Indian Tribes on the Coast of thePacific.
London. Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. - 12mo, 20cm, TheFirst Edition, xv,[1], (errat),352,[16],p., publisher's ads. datedJuly 1850; engraved folding frontispiece map, in the original plumcloth, elaborately blind and border decorations, gilt spine titles,a fine bright copy, the preliminaries are unopened, certainly rareis this condition. (cgc) T.P.L. 958. Sabin 73327. Wagner-camp 172.Field 1325. Howes R-448, Streeter 3713. A book of the greatestimportance to the history of the Astoria venture and the earlyAnglo- American struggle for control of the Oregon country. Rosswas an officer of the Astoria company, and this is one of thefullest accounts of the entire venture, later supplemented by hisFUR HUNTERS OF THE FAR WEST. He also includes accounts of RobertStuart and Wilson Price Hunt. Elliott Coues called this one of thethree "synoptical gospels" of the Astoria enterprise. Howes notesthat very few copies are found with a colored frontispiece; this isnot one of them. The "Map of the Columbia" illustrates OregonTerritory. Contains a section devoted to Chinook vocabulary andjargon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC)]
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