Sale 610 Lot 30
* WETMORE, Alphonso (1793-1849). Gazetteer of Missouri with a Map of the State. St. Louis, 1837.
8vo (217 x 140 mm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved folding map. (2-in. tear to folding map at stub, light spotting as usual.) Original brown cloth, printed label on spine (some light wear, a few pale stains, spine slightly sunned). FIRST EDITION. "Of particular interest...is the short sketch entitled 'The Pawnee Sacrifice' describing a vain attempt by a party of whites to rescue a woman captive of the Pawnees" (Graff) and the "Sketch of Mountain Life" (pp.307-334). After serving in the Army, Wetmore settled in Missouri in 1833 where he and Col. Charles Keemle ran the Saint Louis Missouri Saturday News. Graff 4615; Howes H-296; Sabin 103064; Streeter III:1802; Wagner Camp 69.
Provenance: A. Huidekoper (early signature).