Lot 3 of 305:
Armstrong's Oregon & Washington 1857  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$510
Estimate:
$400 - $700

Title:
Oregon: Comprising a Brief History and Full Description of the Territories of Oregon and Washington, Embracing the Cities, Towns, Rivers, Bays, Harbors, Coasts, Mountains, Valleys, Prairies and Plains; Together with Remarks Upon the Social Position, Productions, Resources and Prospects of the Country, a Dissertation Upon the Climate, and a Full Description of the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Slope, Their Manners, &c. Interspersed with Incidents of Travel and Adventure

Author:
Armstrong, A[mbrose] N.

Place:
Chicago

Publisher:
Chas. Scott

Date:
1857

Description:
47 pp. 7½x4½, original gilt-lettered cloth, rebacked with portion of original spine cloth employed. First Edition. The author spent three years in Oregon as a government surveyor. Wagner-Camp notes that Armstrong apparently spent most of his time in Oregon west of the Cascade mountains, with seven chapters being devoted to that area, two to the Willmette valley alone. Streeter points out that "When Armstrong wrote this excellent account of Oregon it was still distinctly a pioneer country. Armstrong expected Oregon City, fifteen miles up the river from Portland, to be the great city of Oregon. He included very little about Washington except an account of the Indian Tribes." Brief vocabularies of the Chinook Jargon and the Nootka dialect are also given. Graff 87; Howes A318; Smith 285; Streeter 3330; Tweney 3; Wagner-Camp 283a.

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Condition:
Light cover wear, the rebacking is rather obtrusive; else very good, with the bookplate of Edward Dean Lyman.


 
Item number:
213576
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