Lot 54 of 305:
Franchere Voyage to the Northwest Coast 1811-1814  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$168
Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
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

Author:
Franchere, Gabriel

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Redfield

Date:
1854

Description:
376, [8] ad pp. Translated and edited by J. V. Huntington. Three wood engraved plates including frontispiece. 18.5x12 cm. (7¼x4¾), original brown pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt. 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. This copy in a variant, likely later issue binding, with spine lettering "North-West/ Coast of/ American/ Franchere" and imprint of Widdleton at spine foot. Howes F310; Sabin 25432; Smith 3244; Tweney 21; Wagner-Camp 16:2.

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Condition:
Spine faded; light foxing to plates and adjacent pages, two pages darkened from newsclipping laid in; very good.


 
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211970
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