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KEATING, William H. (1799-1840). Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, &c, &c. Performed in the Year 1823, by the Order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Stephen H. Long. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1824.
2 volumes, 8o (219 x 126 mm). Half-titles. Folding engraved map of the expedition (few separations along folds), 15 engraved plates (foxed). (Tear across 2*1, 26/3-4 with upper corners torn away, some light browning and foxing.) Contemporary half calf, spines gilt-ruled, morocco lettering pieces, marbled boards (some light wear). Provenance: Alexander Ramsay (signatures on titles); Wallace Schutz (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Keating was the geologist and historian for Long's second expedition, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi. "The work is almost a cyclopaedia of material, relating to the Indians of the explored territory..." (Field 949). Graff 2280; Howes K20; Sabin 37137; Wagner-Camp 26b:1. (2)