The Journals of the Expedition under the Command of Capts. Lewis and Clark to the Sources of the Missouri, thence Across the Rocky Mountains and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, Performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States. Edited by Nicholas Biddle. With an Introduction by John Bakeless and illustrated with water colors and drawings by Carl Bodmer and other contemporary artists.

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1962. First edition thus, 1/1500 copies. 4to. 2 volumes: xiv, (1), 231; xviii, 233-547 pp. Color plates, marginal vignettes from line drawings, maps and plans, two large folding maps; LEC monthly newsletter tipped in at rear of volume one. "First authorized and complete account of the most important western exploration and the first of many overland narrative to follow" (Howes). Bookplate in each volume, else very good. A lovely reading edition of Howes L-317. Original gray cloth illustrated with the Lewis and Clark map, leather spine labels, publisher's slipcase (partly faded) with printed paper spine panel label. (#8183). Item #61206

Price: $150.00

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