19 December 2002
SIMPSON, Thomas (1808-1840). Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America; Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the years 1836-39.. London: Richard Bentley, 1843.
8o (222 x 140 mm). Three maps on two folding sheets in pocket inside front cover. Original blind tooled cloth, spine gilt lettered. Provenance: Thomas Westcombe, 1845 (signature on front free endpaper); Peter Decker, 1947 (pencil note on front free endpaper); Thomas Winthorp Streeter, (bookplate, sale Park-Bernet, 23 April, 1969, lot 3709).
FIRST EDITION. "This book describes a winter journey from the Red River to Athabasca in 1836-37 and the return trip during the winter of 1839-40" (Wagner-Camp). Field 1411; Sabin 81374; Wagner-Camp 101.
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