THWAITES, Reuben Gold (1853-1913), editor. Early Western Travels 1748-1846. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1904-1906.
32 volumes, 8o and atlas 2o (vol. 25, Maximillian). Atlas with 81 plates after Karl Bodmer (some pale dampstaining in lower corner of atlas volume). Original red cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, partially unopened. Provenance: Dorothy and Clinton Josey (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION, number 596 of 750 copies signed by the publisher. This fine series of annotated reprints of rare and classic accounts of travel in the West includes the travel journals of: Brackenridge, Bradbury, Bullock, Croghan, Cuming, De Smet, Evans, Farnham, Faux, Flagg, Flint, Flower, Franchere, Gregg, Harris, Hulme, James, Maximilian (including the atlas), Michaux, Morris, Nuttall, Ogden, Pattie, Ross, Townsend, Welby, Wood and Wyeth. "This series established, in large part, the reputation of the publisher for scholarly publishing" (Clark & Brunet 253). Howes B-695, C-947, F-198, J-41, L-443, M443a, N-229, P-47, R-448, T-123, T-225 (refs); Rader 3125. (32)