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"The most elaborate work on this expedition"
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"The most elaborate work on this expedition"

LEWIS & CLARK, 1904

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"The most elaborate work on this expedition"
Lewis & Clark, 1904
LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and CLARK, William (1770-1838). Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904.

Limited edition of the first scholarly edition of the Lewis & Clark journals, “The most elaborate work on this expedition” (Howes). Reuben Gold Thwaites edited this cornerstone of modern historical research, which for the first time made available major primary documents that did not appear in the Biddle edition of 1814. It included the Floyd and Whitehouse journals and material from the Clark-Voorhis papers, along with facsimile manuscripts, maps, portraits and other illustrative matter. “This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions. In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition” (Literature of the Lewis And Clark Expedition, 5d1). One of 200 large paper sets printed on Van Gelder paper (out of series). Howes L-320; Wagner-Camp-Becker 13:7n.

Eight volumes in 15, folio (320 x 235mm). Title-pages printed in red and black, numerous portraits, views, maps, plans, and facsimiles, including 54 folding maps and charts in the atlas volume (occasional offsetting). Publisher’s green cloth, edges untrimmed, gilt spine lettering and designs, covers with Lewis & Clark monograms (a little spotted and rubbed). Provenance: John G. Pryor (bookplate).

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