CARVER, JONATHAN Travels through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768.
Dublin: S. Price, et al, 1779. First Dublin edition. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked to style in modern leather. 8 1/4 x 5 inches (21 x 12.5 cm); folding map and 2 plates, [xiv], 508 pp. Repaired tear into map where mounted, some light toning and spotting, wear to contemporary boards.
The first Irish edition, reprinted from 1778 first edition: "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution" and "stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark" (Howes). The book includes a fine map and plate of the St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi.
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