Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 145

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MISSISSIPPI RIVER.) Schoolcraft, Henry S. Narrative of an Expedition through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the Actual Source of this River. 5 maps. [2], 307, [1] pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth, minor wear, with original printed spine label, slightly chipped; moderate foxing, 4-inch tape repair to one folding map; 2 bookplates on front free endpaper including jurist and scholar Francis Lieber (circa 1798-1872). New York, 1834

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first edition. The discovery of the source of the Mississippi River in what is now Minnesota, with extensive notes on the area's American Indians, including a long appendix on Chippewa grammar and vocabulary. Graff 3698; Howes S187 ("aa"); Sabin 77863; Wagner-Camp 50a:1.