Sale 610 Lot 25
* SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe (1793-1864). A View of the Lead Mines of Missouri. New York: Charles Wiley & Co., 1819.
8vo (242 x 146 mm). Frontispiece, 2 engraved plates. (Lightly dampstained, particularly at beginning and end, some light offsetting, minor spotting throughout.) ORIGINAL BOARDS uncut, original printed label on spine (some dampstaining to covers, slight chipping particularly to extremities and printed label, some light wear). FIRST EDITION. Schoolcraft's first published work includes five articles describing the geography of the Missouri Territory, minerals found in the West, a description of a voyage up the Mississippi, and the topography of the White River. Plates depict Potosi and various mining techniques. Graff 3702; Howes S-194; Sabin 77881; Wagner-Camp 15d:1.
Provenance: Charles Rogul (early signature).