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New Light on the Early History of the Great NW  

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New Light on the Early History of the Great Northwest: The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry, Fur Trader of the Northwest Company, and of David Thompson, Official Geographer and Explorer of the same Company, 1799-1814: Exploration and Adventure among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers

Henry, Alexander and David Thompson

New York

Francis P. Harper


Edited by Elliott Coues. 3 volumes. xxviii, 446 pp. + vi, 447-916 pp. + [vi], 917-1027 pp. Frontispiece portrait in Volume 1; three folding facsimile maps and folding legend sheet in rear pocket of volume 3. (8vo) original green cloth, spine gilt lettered. No. 239 of 1100 sets. First Edition. According to bibliographer George Tweney: "The Coues edition described here is an entirely new and original work printed from the original manuscript and contains the author's daily journals of travels, explorations, and adventures in the fur trade throughout the Northwest. This set is considered by historians to be the most important contribution to Western history and exploration published in the twentieth century [sic]." Howes H419; Smith 4350; Tweney 9. Bookplates of historian Henry Raup Wagner and of the Bancroft Library (marked withdrawn, 10/99), small stamp on the rear endpaper of the Huntington Library.

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Light wear to cloth, faint markings from labels on spines, hinges starting; tape repair to edges of a few pages; very good.

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