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AN ACCOUNT OF EXPEDITIONS to the Source of the Mississippi, and Through the Western Parts of Louisiana to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun Rivers. During the Years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a Tour Through the Interior Parts of New Spain. Illustrated by Maps and Charts.
C. & A. Conrad., Philadelphia 1810 - The first edition of this key work of Western exploration; it is the first United States Government exploration of the Southwest. Additionally, "Pike's narrative marks the beginning of serious American interest in Texas" (see Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS #163, for a long discussion). Wagner-Camp 9:1; Howes P373; Streeter sale #3125. 8vo. (8),106,(10),(107)-278,(4), 66,54,88pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Pike, 6 maps & charts (5 folding), and 3 folding tables. Orig. boards, uncut. Orig. printed spine label. An exceptional copy, as published but for the hinges being professionally reinforced (strengthened), and this copy with a printed library label (the Weeks Public Library, Greenland, New Hampshire) pasted to the inside front cover. Housed in a blue cloth folding box with red morocco spine label. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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