London: printed for Richard Phillips, by J.G. Barnard, 1807. First British edition of the earliest appearance of any portion of the Lewis & Clark reports. 8vo. -24, 17-116 pp. Folding table. Recent half-leather and marbled boards, gilt stamped red morocco spine label. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. A nice copy.
Streeter 3121: "A miscellaneous collection of documents, including a letter by Lewis dated Fort Mandan, April 17, 1805, before crossing the Rockies, accounts by John Sibley of Indian tribes of Louisiana, an account of the Red River, both dated in April, 1805, and accounts of the voyage up the Red and Washita Rivers in 1804 by William Dunbar and Doctor Hunter." Item #62058
Howes L319: "Though meager in information on Lewis and Clark, this was the first book giving any of their activities.... The Sibley-Dunbar descriptions of the Texas-Louisiana frontier gave the first formal and satisfactory picture of the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase." Wagner-Camp IV: 5:6. Rader 3359. Field 926.