Lot 41 of 305:
Cox's Columbia River 1832  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
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$400 - $600

Title:
The Columbia River; or, Scenes and Adventures During a Residence of Six Years on the Western Side of the Rocky Mountains, among Various Tribes of Indians Hitherto Unknown: Together with a Journey Across the American Continent

Author:
Cox, Ross

Place:
London

Publisher:
Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley

Date:
1832

Description:
2 volumes. xvi, 333; [2], 350 pp. 21x13 cm. (8¼x5¼"), period half calf & marbled boards, rebacked with cloth, portions of earlier spine labels employed. Stated Third Edition. One of the "Big Three" books on the fur trade of the Pacific Northwest (with those of Ross and Franchere). Tweney remarks that "at the age of eighteen, Cox arrived in Astoria in 1812. He remained with the Company until its dissolution, when he joined the Northwest Fur Company and returned by crossing the continent in 1817..." Howes C822; Smith 2081; Tweney 10; Wagner-Camp 43:4.

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Condition:
Leather scuffed, corners worn; foxing to flyleaves, internally very good, with the bookplates of John M. McClelland, Jr.


 
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213582
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