Property of a Minnesota Collector
HARMON, Daniel Williams (1778-1845). A Journal of Voyages and Travels in the Interiour of North America. Andover [Vermont]: Flagg and Gould, 1820.
8o (203 x 122 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved folding map. (Lacks errata slip, some browning and staining.) Contemporary calf, spine with red morocco label (some wear to joints and edges). Provenance: Andrew Christian Zabriskie (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Harmon, a partner in the North West company, a fur-trading organization in North America in the late 18th- and early 19th-century, gives a detailed account of the daily routine of a fur trader, in the region "between the 47th and 58th degrees of the north latitude, extending from Montreal nearly to the Pacific Ocean, a distance of about 5,000 miles, including an account of the principal occurences, during a residence of nineteen years, in different parts of the country" (title-page). A brief vocabulary ("of the two languages, most extensively spoken") the Cree language and the Carrier dialect is added. Howes H205; Sabin 30404.