Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) De Smet, Pierre Jean. Letters and Sketches, with a Narrative of a Year's Residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains. 12 lithograph plates, plus the scarce folding engraving (lacking top panel). [iii]-252 pages. 12mo, contemporary calf, worn, front board detached; moderate foxing, minimal dampstaining. Philadelphia, 1843

Additional Details

first edition. Sixteen letters written by De Smet during missionary trips to the Rockies in 1841 and 1842, from St. Louis to Fort Vancouver and back. Field 1423; Graff 3823; Howes D283 ("b"); Sabin 82262; Streeter sale IV: 2095; Wagner-Camp 102:1.