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Franchere to Northwest Coast 1811-1814  

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the Years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific

Franchere, Gabriel

New York




376 + [8] ad pp. Translated & edited by J.V. Huntington. Illustrated with 3 wood-engraved plates. 18.5x12 cm (7¼x4¾"), original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. First Edition in English.

Franchere's work (first published in Montreal in 1820) was "the first printed account in book form of John Jacob Astor's scheme for a fur trading company with headquarters at the mouth of the Columbia, and the first printed account of the overland journey back from Oregon to the east through Canada" (Streeter 3691). To this translation of the original the author added a Preface, an additional chapter and an Appendix.

Provenance: Cedric Robinson 5/79

References:  Graff 1400; Howes F310; Sabin 25432; Smith 3244; Tweney 21; Wagner-Camp 16:2.

Lot Amendments

Neat repairs at spine head and along top of joits, small nick to spine foot; trace from removed bookplate, very good or better.

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