Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 135

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(LEWIS AND CLARK.) Gass, Patrick. A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke. 262 pages. 12mo, contemporary 1/4 calf, moderate wear, rebacked with remnants of original backstrip including spine label laid down; lacking the top inch of the original title page, restored partly with a strip of another original title page containing the words "A Journal," minor dampstaining, pages washed, rear free endpaper renewed; early Pennsylvania owner's inscription on front free endpaper. In modern 1/4 morocco slipcase by J. MacDonald. Pittsburgh, 1807

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First edition of the earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was the only authentic source for detailed information on the travels until the official History was published in 1814. "The first printing of a journal by a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition"--Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 3.1. "One of the essential books for an Americana collection"--Streeter sale V:3120. Graff 1516; Howes G77; Sabin 26741; Wagner-Camp 6:1.