For Before Lewis and Clark, A. P. Nasatir translated and annotated 239 documents relating to the history of the exploration of the Missouri River through 1804, when Lewis and Clark began their ascent of the waterway. The value of this collection is in the range of documents Nasatir included, some of which are unavailable elsewhere. The volume also ...
For Before Lewis and Clark, A. P. Nasatir translated and annotated 239 documents relating to the history of the exploration of the Missouri River through 1804, when Lewis and Clark began their ascent of the waterway. The value of this collection is in the range of documents Nasatir included, some of which are unavailable elsewhere. The volume also includes seven maps; two facsimile illustrations; and an excerpt from the journal of Jean Baptiste Truteau, the Canadian-born explorer whose record of his 1794-95 travels proved valuable to Lewis and Clark. This edition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of Nasatir's landmark document collection. Five fold-out maps omitted from the most recent paperback edition have been restored for this one-volume edition.
Good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed by author on front wrap. Library sticker on fep; pages otherwise unmarked. Aging and wear, light staining to wraps. Light shelfwear to page edges. Binding firm. Handwritten title on spine. More... 115 p. Volume 1 Introduction only. No maps. Table of contents pages for Vol I include Introduction and Chapters I-III, but this item is the Introduction only. Front matter Illustrations page lists five maps, but these do not appear in this edition.
Two volume set. SD. NAP. Ex-Library copies; with typical markings. Library label on front board and on spine tail of each volume. Wear at tips of corners, and some bumping/rubbing at the spine extremities. V1 has some spine lean. The front hinge in V2 is cracked. Endpapers somewhat age-toned. Else pages clean, but for library markings. No dustjackets. Fold-out maps in V1.; Ex-Library.
Very good in blue-green cloth covered boards with tarnished gold text on the spine. There is a snag to the cloth in the middle of spine causing a 1/2" long tear and there is a former owner's name written in tiny script at the top edge of the first free end paper. In a good dust jacket with a 4" by 3" dampness stain across the upper third of the front panel and with 1/4" chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and several small holes in the middle of the spine area. This area of dampness did not impact on the front board or anywhere within the book. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" containing pages 376 to 853 of text illustrated by maps and facsimiles of early documents. A scarce and desirable collection of records highlighting the diverse complex activities of the British, Spanish and French in their efforts to control the fur trade on the Missouri watershed in the 15 years prior to the Louisianna Purchase.
Very Good. Book VG with some minor spine fraying, ex library copies (2 vols) but with minimum of library indications, 1st edn, documents illustrating the history of Missouri, 1785-1804, f/o maps. Activities of the Spanish and Franch and of their Canadian-British rivals to the north. Focuses on the 15 years prior to the Lewis & Clark expedition. First editon.
Before Lewis & Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri, 1785-1804
by Abraham Phineas Nasatir (Editor), James P Ronda (Introduction by), A P Nasatir
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