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Auction 100, Lot 566

"Travels in the Interior Parts of America; Communicating Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley and Mr. Dunbar…",

Subject: Exploration - North America

Period: 1807 (published)



6 x 9 inches
15.2 x 22.9 cm

Compiled by J.G. Barnard and printed by Richard Phillips. This is the first English publication concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition, described on the title page, "As Laid Before the Senate, by the President of the United States. In February, 1806". The publishers compiled these various documents and letters to satisfy the British public who were eager to read about the expedition, as they had great economic interest in the region. Therefore, this book reached the hungry public long before Clark's official report in 1814. First edition, 8vo, 116 pp. with folding table. Originally issued in wraps, now bound in contemporary half red leather with gilt stamping and marbled boards.

References: Sabin 40826; Streeter 3121.

Condition: B

Wear to spine, front board starting, front endpapers and title page detached and trimmed at bottom. Internal toning with occasional foxing.

Estimate: $7,000 - $8,000

Sold for: $5,000

Closed on 9/12/2002