Lewis and Clarke's Journal to the Rocky Mountains in the Years 1804,-5,-6; as Related By Patrick Gass, One of the Officers in the Expedition.
Gass, Patrick

Dayton Ohio: Ells, Claflin, & Co., 1847. F 238 + (2) pages of publishers announcements at back; (the second page of ads giving information on the City Book Store Bindery of Dayton, with their offers for various binding work); with a woodcut frontispiece by Grosvenor, portraits of Captains Lewis & Clarke and other woodcuts in the text, for a total of 18 illustrations; a later reprinting of the original writings on the famous journey, written by Patrick Gass (1771-1870) soldier and valued member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, "...distinguished also for being the first from the expedition to publish an account of the trip. Having lived so long, Gass is one of the best known of the expedition's enlisted men and has had more written about him than any other man in the Corps of Discovery, except for the two captains." (Gary E. Moulton in the ANB); bound in the original decoratively-blindstamped light purple cloth, gilt spine titles, tan paper endpapers; previous owner pencilings on endpapers and one of the blank interior pages; second-to-last (blank) endpaper excised; some foxing, spotting to text; spine cloth faded, spine ends frayed, chipped away at very top; overall, in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21175)


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