Fine. 4to. Facsimile reprint. 518pp., with numerous illustrations and maps. Captains Kendrick and Gray were commissioned by a group of wealthy East Coast merchants to lead the first American maritime expedition engaged in fur trading between the N. W. Coast and China. In 1787 their ships, the Washington and the Columbia, sailed from Boston. The venture promised commercial success until Captain Kendrick reneged on his contract, sold the Washington and pocketed the money. The Columbia, under Gray's command, returned to Boston in 1790, becoming the first vessel to carry the Stars and Stripes around the world. During the second voyage of the Columbia, begun in May 1791, Captain Gray discovered and named the Columbia River. Howay's book is a compilation of essential primary sources dealing with these two voyages, including 4 journals, let ters between the captains and their backers, and the remnant of the official log of the Columbia (May 7-21, 1792), which covers the discovery of the Columbia River. Bibliotheca Australiana Extra Series I. All books in fine collectible condition unless otherwise noted. Orders are professionally packed and shipped promptly. M35.
Facsimile of the 1941 edition (hardback). 8vo (24cm by 17cm), xxxi, 518pp. 12 plates. Original blue boards, white title labels to the front board and the spine, no dustwrapper. Boards rubbed, minor bumping to the upper corner of the front board, contents fine. Overall, this copy is in very good condition. Bibliotheca Australiana Extra Series.
Very Good. 518pp. collections volume 79. brown paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. frontispiece and 11 other full-page illustrations. corners worn. previous owner's names on endpapers. binding solid. text and illustrations clean and unmarked. an attractive copy. Size: 4to-over 9 3/4 in-12 in tall. Year: 1941.
Very Good. Massachusetts Historical Society, 1941. Sm 4to, 518 pp, VG+ in boards with cloth spine (ex-lib, but minimally marked and clean, bright and tight throughout). Printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press.
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