18 December 2003
[LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)]. Travels in the Interior Parts of America; communicating discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita ... with a statistical account of the countries adjacent, London: for Richard Phillips and Co., 1807.
8o (206 x 122 mm). One folding letterpress table. Modern blue half morocco, top edge gilt, by Stern & Dess.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLICATION TO PROVIDE A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. The text comprises President Jefferson's introductory letter of 19 February 1806 from the First Session of the Ninth Congress, followed by documents reporting on Lewis and Clark's progress. Dr. John Sibley's letters to General Henry Dearborn are the first accounts of Texas in book form. Field 926; Howes L319; Sabin 40826; Wagner-Camp 5:6.
[Bound with:] Publisher's advertising excerpts from: SPILSBURY, F.B. Account of a Voyage to the Western Coast of Africa. London: Richard Phillips, 1807. 8o. 44pp. -- "Analyses of the New Works of Voyages and Travels. Lately Published in London. A Tour to Sheeraz By Edward Scott Waring... " London: Cadell & Davies, 1807. 66pp. -- "Travels in the Year 1806 from Italy to England by the Marquis de Salvo..." London: Richard Phillips, . 32pp.
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