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Auction 101, Lot 581

"The History of Oregon and California and the Other Territories on the North-West Coast of North America", Greenhow, Robert

Subject: History - Western United States

Period: 1845 (published)

Publication: Charles Little and Brown


6.5 x 9.5 inches
16.5 x 24.1 cm
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Derived from Greenhow's treatise on the geography and history of the Northwest coast of America, and published by order of Congress in 1839. It was an important study designed to bolster the American case for all of Oregon that was then the lands from California to Russian America. Greenhow was the translator and librarian to the Dept. of State. Map and geographical view lacking, 2nd edition xx, 492 p., index, reproduction marbled endpapers. Beautifully rebound in brown leather with gilt spine.

References: Sabin 28362; Wheat (TMW) 491.

Condition: A

Pages clean and bright, less a few at ends with scattered foxing. Deckled edged pages.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $55

Closed on 12/4/2002