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A Journal of Travels into the Arkansa Territory, During the Year 1819, with Occasional Observations on the Manners of the Aborigines
Philadelphia: Thomas H. Palmer, 1821. 8vo. (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches). xii, [9]-296pp. Engraved folding map by H. S. Tanner, 5 aquatint plates by F. Kearny. Uniform tanning to leaves with occasional light foxing, offsetting to titlepage from folding map. Early ownership inscription to top of titlepage. Short horizontal tear along one fold line of the map. Original boards, untrimmed. Spine partially perished, retaining a small remnant of the original label. Laid in a three-quarter leather clamshell case. First edition in boards of one of the important early travel narratives pertinent to the region. Nuttall, a noted British botanist, travelled in the company of Major Bradford from Fort Smith to the prairie country and Red River, and spent some time near the mouth of the Verdigris River. Clark praises Nuttall's scientific acumen and singles out his narrative as a valuable work on the botanical history of the region. The Journal includes a considerable amount of valuable material relating to the Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Osage Indians. Three appendices are devoted specifically to observations of the Indians, as well as a compilation of meteorological data.American Imprints 6319; Buck, Illinois 124a; Clark, Old South 2:48; Field 1145; Graff 3055; Howes N229; Jones 834; Rader 2494; Sabin 56348; Streeter 3:1597; Wagner-Camp 19a.
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