Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, Under the Direction of A.B.C.F.M. Performed in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate and Productions; and the Number, Manners, and Customs of the Natives. With a Map of the Oregon Territory. Rev. Samuel Parker, A. M.

Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains, Under the Direction of A.B.C.F.M. Performed in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate and Productions; and the Number, Manners, and Customs of the Natives. With a Map of the Oregon Territory.

Ithaca, N.Y. Published By The Author. Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff Printers. 1838. 12mo, 371 pp., one fold-out map tipped-in as frontis. Embossed pebbled purple cloth, green label with printed title affixed to spine. Binding has faded to brown, chipped and rubbed along hinges and corners, foxing in margins and on endpapers; good copy. Bookplate of Charles and Virginia Baldwin. First edition. One of the earliest maps of the Oregon Territory. A leading object of the tour “was to become acquainted with the situation of the remote Indian tribes, and their disposition in regard to teachers of Christianity.” See “North American Review,” L. 129. Sabin B. 58729. Virginia Baldwin (neé Hobart) was San Francisco mining royalty. She and her first husband were passionate collectors (he was a Grolier Club member) who built a mansion to house their collections in Colorado Springs inspired by Louis XIV’s Grand Trianon at Versailles. She later married Prince Zourab Tchkotoua of the Russian state of Georgia. Item #108046

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