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Adventures On The Columbia River, Including The Narrative Of A Residence Of Six Years On The Western Side Of The Rocky Mountains, Among Various Tribes of Indians Hitherto Unknown: Together With A Journey Across The American Continent.
New York Printed and Published by J. & J. Harper, 82 Cliff Street 1832 Octavo. 335pp, including appendix. Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled paper boards, with black leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Rubbing along the edges, and wear at bottom edge; foxing to the endpapers and the first few leaves including the title page. Contemporary owner's presentation inscription in neat ink on the title-page, and a rather garish twentieth-century bookplate on front free endpaper; Very Good. WAGNER CAMP 43; SMITH 2079. // Making this copy unique is a tipped-in copy of Lieutenant William Slacum's map of the Columbia River, inserted as a frontispiece. Dispatched by President Andrew Jackson, in 1836 Slacum examined Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and San Francisco Bay; his map of the Columbia River charted further up the water than had previously been published, and was justifiably included as 'the other map' in Senator Lewis Linn's 1838 report to the Senate encouraging the President to occupy the Oregon Territory (Hood's great map being the main one)
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