Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 236

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(TRAVEL.) Brackenridge, Henry M. Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage Up the Missouri River. 304 pages. 8vo, later cloth-backed marbled boards, moderate wear; lacking free endpapers; first title page heavily marked, minor foxing; early library markings on backstrip, title page, and elsewhere. Pittsburgh, PA, 1814

Additional Details

First edition of a narrative from St. Louis up the Missouri River, and then back down to New Orleans. Portions were reprinted from the Louisiana Gazette. "Discusses discovery, settlement, climate, soil, rivers, resources, agriculture, towns, and Indians. . . . Excellent commentary on the fur trade. . . . An impartial and careful writer"--Clark, Old South II:136. Field 166 ("the first traveller after Captains Lewis and Clark to visit these distant tribes"); Howes B688 ("b"); Sabin 7177; Streeter sale III:1776 (discusses the contents in detail); Wagner-Camp 12:1.