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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    [LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. A collection of three newspapers printing notices of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Comprising:

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    [LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. A collection of three newspapers printing notices of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Comprising:

    ONE OF THE EARLIEST OBTAINABLE NOTICES OF THE SUCCESS OF LEWIS AND CLARK: "This serves merely to mention the long wished for and safe arrival of Messrs. Lewis and Clark, who were to explore the Missouri..." In: The Repertory. Vol. III, no. 88. Boston, Tuesday, 4 November 1806. 2o. Bifolium. Lewis and Clark College does not record a similar announcement until the next day (5 November) in the Columbian Centinal and The Witness. See Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition p.227.

    "It is, with the sincerest pleasure, that we announce to our fellow citizens, the arrival of Captain Lewis..." In: American Mercury. Vol. XXIII, no. 1166. Hartford: Elisha Babcock, Thursday 6 November 1806. 2o. Bifolium. Includes a lengthy report of the letter received by Jefferson from Lewis outlining their return to St. Louis on 23 September. This is an early notice summarizing Lewis's letter from St. Louis: Lewis and Clark College has one one two days prior.

    JEFFERSON, Thomas. President's message of 2 December 1806. In: The Connecticut Courant. Vol. XLII, no. 2185. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, Wednesday, 10 December 1806. 2o. Bifolium. An early printing of Jefferson's 2 December message which detailed the Lewis and Clark expedition, little over a week after he delivered it to Congress. (3)


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