Lot 231: Schoolcraft's Narrative of Travels in the mid-west

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Lot 231: Author: Schoolcraft, Henry R.; Title: Narrative Journal of Travels Through the Northwestern Regions of the United States Extending from Detroit through the Great Chain of American Lakes to the Sources of the Mississippi River. . .; Place Published: Albany; Publisher: E. & E. Hosford; Date Published: 1821; Description: 419, [5] pp. 8 plates including the additional illustrated title page, 1 hand-colored. Lacking the map. (8vo) 22.5x13 cm (8¾x5") period full calf. First Edition."This expedition led by General Cass was one of the many that he made as governor of Michigan for the purpose of visiting and negotiating with various Indian tribes of the Old Northwest. In this case, he also proposed to determine the source of the Mississippi River" - Wagner- Camp, 21a; Howes S186, Field 1363, Sabin 77862; Streeter Sale 1782. Condition: Binding chipped and worn; lacking map; foxing throughout; good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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