Sale 167 Lot 209
*(LEWIS, MERIWETHER, AND WILLIAM CLARK)
The Travels of Capts. Lewis and Clarke, by Order of the Government of the United States, performed in the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806, being Upwards of Three Thousand miles from St. Louis, by way of the Missouri, and the Columbia Rivers, to the Pacifik Ocean... Philadelphia: Hubbard Lester, 1809.
xxii, -300. 12mo, full contemporary calf, gilt-lettered spine label and later printed pastedown spine label. With engraved fold-out Map of the Country Inhabited by the Western Tribes of Indians. With five engraved Native American portrait plates, including frontispiece "Sioux Queen." First edition of the first published book on the expedition other than Gass, commonly referred to as "The Apocrypha," which includes the earliest map with legends from Lewis and Clark. The work is mainly a compilation of the account of the expedition from Jonathan Carver, Patrick Gass and Alexander Mackenzie, with reprints of various letters of William Clark that had been published in newspapers and the letter from Thomas Jefferson. The map, however, is completely original to this work and rare. The official account was not published until 1814. 1/2-inch and 1-inch tears to fold-out map with some foxing; very minor intermittent foxing; some edgewear to boards; endpapers lightly soiled with pencilled inscriptions; otherwise a good unsophisticated copy.
Estimate $ 4,000-6,000
Property from the Private Library of Dr. Simon G. Stein II, Muscatine, Iowa
Two tears to map (2 " and 1") , small 1/2" split to bottom edge of title page, register inked number to Jefferson letter, small tear to p. 15, a few brown stains (mainly to pages with plates and the plates, the text pages are in really good condition - I included a couple of pictures of the pages in good condition too), a few light creases (87 and 251), corner torn (121 and 193, lower right both), small tear to fore edge p. 137, finger smudge (151, 283), blue mark to p. 152, bottom edge 173 trimmed, small tear to 225, pencil notation to margin of 243, small tear to rear blank.