IRVING, WASHINGTON Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1836. First edition, second? issue, with copyright notice on verso of title, misprinted footnote on p. 239 of volume two, and map appearing in volume two. Two volumes. Publisher's blue cloth, in slipcase. 8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 285; 279, 8 pp.; folding map, publisher's advertisements. Volume one recased preserving much of the original spine, front free endpaper in volume one professionally reattached, some wear to extremities, pale foxing throughout, professionally repaired tear to map, contemporary ownership signatures to title pages.
"Vol. I, p. 131 to Vol. II, p. 77 contains an account of Hunt's and Crooks' journey across the mountains from journals in the possession of Mr. Astor, being part of Irving's history of Astor's attempt to embark in the northwest fur trade. ...[T]he Appendix to Vol. II, pp. 263-279 contains some documents of great interest including extracts from a manuscript by Captain Bonneville on the western Indians, and notices of the present state of the fur trade..." (Wagner-Camp). BAL 10148; Howes I81; Sabin 35310; Wagner-Camp 61.
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