Lot 12 of 305:
Brackenridge Views of Louisiana 1814  

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Title:
Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage Up the Missouri River, in 1814

Author:
Brackenridge, H[enry] M[arie]

Place:
Pittsburgh

Publisher:
Cramer, Spear and Richbaum

Date:
1814

Description:
304 pp. (8vo) old full sheep, morocco label lettered in gilt. First Edition. Important early account of the Louisiana Territory and the beginnings of the organized fur trade within its bounds. The first part of the work is comprised of a series of essays originally published in the St. Louis Louisiana Gazette in 1811, describing the Louisiana country, including an account of the fur trade, principally Manuel Lisa's operations, and describes the expedition to the Yellowstone in 1807, the formation of the Missouri Fur Company, and the expedition to the forks of the Missouri. The second part relates Brackenridge's trip up the Missouri with Lisa to a newly established post of the Missouri Fur Company, upstream from the Mandan villages. An appendix follows the journal, consisting of a series of extracts from contemporary sources, including Sibley's Account of a Journey from Fort Clark, on the Missouri, to the Salines, on the Arkansas. Graff 3789; Howes B688; Sabin 7176; Streeter 1776; Wagner-Camp 12:1.

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Condition:
Spine faded, edges rubbed, hinges cracked; light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
212124
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