Pittsburgh: Cramer, Spear, and Eichbaum, 1814.
8vo, 304pp. Contemporary marbled calf, backstrip plain, upper cover cleanly detached, otherwise very good as issued with the signature in ink at the front of Amos Ellmaker. In a modern quarter brown morocco case.
§ First edition. Brackenridge left St. Charles, Missouri, in the spring of 1811, in company with fur trader Manuel Lisa. His journal describes his trip up the Missouri and also gives an account of the overland trek of the Stuart-Crooks party from Oregon to St. Louis in 1812. The first section of the text describes the whole new territory of Louisiana, its history, existing settlements, natural history, Indian tribes and natural resources. "An impartial and careful writer" - Clark. Howes B-688. Wagner-Camp 12-:1. Clark II:136. Raines, p. 30. Sabin 7177. Streeter Sale 1776. Item #123303