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Auction 116, Lot 888

"The Louisiana Purchase and Our Title West of the Rocky Mountains, with A Review of Annexation by the United States", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: History, Louisiana Purchase

Period: 1900 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8 x 11.5 inches
20.3 x 29.2 cm
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This is a government reprint (published by Joint Resolution of Congress) of the 1898 edition of this important report. Considered the standard authority on the subject, Binger Hermann argues the Louisiana Purchase did not include Oregon Territory and offers a brief history of American expansion and sketches of men prominent in the movement. Quarto, 87 pp., frontis map, one single-plate map, three folding maps, seven portraits. Maps include: Territorial Growth of the United States, double-page frontis, 13.8 x 9"; Map of Franquelin 1684, 7 x 10"; Part of Map by Herman Moll, 7.2 x 6"; Alaska, 13.6 x 9"; and Map of the Hawaiian Islands, 13.6 x 9", detached. Hard bound in tan calf with red, black and green leather gilt labels on spine.


Condition: A

Contents very good, but binding is a little rough. Rubbed and worn, spine cracked at edges and lower 2.5" of spine leather missing. Front cover starting.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/20/2006