History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the sources of the Missouri : thence across the Rocky mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific ocean : performed during the years 1804-5-6 : by order of the government of the United States

Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809

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  • This, the first authentic history of the expedition, was written by Nicholas Biddle, and edited by Paul Allen. See E. Coues, Hist. of the expedition, 1893; Appleton, Cycl. Amer. biogr.
  • Matches Streeter Americana no. 1777 except for binding and also lacks expanded imprint.
  • Vol. 1: xxviii, 470 p., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 2: ix, [1], 522 p., [3] leaves of plates.
  • Fold in map: A Map of Lewis and Clark's track across the western portion of North America from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean; by order of the executive of the United States in 1804, 5 & 6 copied by Samuel Lewis from the original drawing of Wm. Clark.
  • The appendix contains: (1) Observations and reflections on the present and future state of upper Louisiana, in relation to the government of the Indian nations ... and the trade and intercourse with the same. By Captain Lewis. (2) A summary statement of the rivers, creeks and most remarkable places, their distances from each other, &c., their distances from the Mississippi, ascending the Missouri, across the Rocky mountains, and down the Columbia to the Pacific ocean, as was explored in the years 1804, 5 and 6 by Captains Lewis and Clarke. (3) Estimate of the western Indians. (4) Thermometrical observations, showing also the rise and fall of the Mississippi (Missouri) ; appearances of weather, winds, &c. (5) Remarks and reflections [January 1, 1804, to August 22, 1806].
  • Sabin 40828
  • Howes, W. U.S.iana (2nd ed.), 317
  • Smith, C.W. Pacific Northwest (3rd ed.), 5894
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Contents

  • Vol. 1. Preface / Paul Allen. Life of Captain Lewis / Thomas Jefferson. Lewis and Clarke's expedition up the Missouri -- v. 2: Lewis and Clarke's expedition up the Missouri [cont'd]. Observations and reflections on the present and future state of Upper Louisiana, in relation to the government of the Indian nations ... and the trade and intercourse with the same / by Captain Lewis. A summary statement of the rivers, creeks and most remarkable places, their distances from each other, &c., their distances from the Mississippi, ascending the Missouri, across the Rocky mountains, and down the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, as was explored in the years 1804, 5 and 6 / by Captains Lewis and Clarke. Estimate of the western Indians. Thermometrical observations, showing also the rise and fall of the Mississippi (Missouri); appearances of weather, winds, &c. Remarks and reflections [January 1, 1804, to August 22, 1806]
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