Order Nr. 94279 ASTORIA, OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Washington Irving.
ASTORIA, OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
ASTORIA, OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
ASTORIA, OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
ASTORIA, OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

ASTORIA, OR ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

2 volumes

  • Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1836.
  • 8vo.
  • Bound in 3/4 leather, with marbled boards, in marbled slipcase.
  • 285+(1); foldout map, viii, (ii),279+(1) pages, 8 pages of advertisements at rear

Price: $750.00 save 50% $375.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 94279

This is a first edition, first state as indicated by the pagination, copyright and imprint information on the verso of the title page, and the garbled footnote on page 239 of volume II. Complete with the large foldout map in volume two of the Rocky Mountains, the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. Foxed throughout, else a fine set in a lovely rebinding. The classic early work on John Astor's Pacific coast fur trading enterprise, based in part on the journals of Robert Stuart, Wilson Price Hunt, and Ramsay Crooks, along with extracts from Capt. Bonneville's notes on the western Indians. The map, "Sketch of the routes of Hunt and Stuart," is not detailed, but as Wheat says, "for what it purports to be it is an excellent map." and "An important milestone in western mapping." -Wheat, 419 & II, p. 157-58.

WAGNER-CAMP 61:1. BAL 10148. HOWES I81. FIELD 760. TWENEY 89, 34. GRAFF 2158. SABIN 35129. STREETER SALE 3347. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 419. FORBES HAWAII 1003.