NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION THROUGH THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI TO ITASCA LAKE, THE ACTUAL SOURCE OF THIS RIVER; EMBRACING AN EXPLORATORY TRIP THROUGH THE ST. CROIX AND BURNTWOOD (OR BROULE) RIVERS; IN 1832.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834. 307pp. plus five maps (two folding). Three-quarter calf and contemporary marbled boards, corners in contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with gilt-lettered spine. Moderate to heavy foxing to front matter. Old library label on front pastedown. Maps with moderate foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM19798A

This copy is in a special library binding, stamped in gilt on the front board: "The Society of Writers to the Signet." One of the author's several trips in the Old Northwest, this expedition was especially important in that during the journey the party discovered what proved to be the actual source of the Mississippi. The text includes numerous observations on the Indians of the area, and a Chippewa vocabulary. WAGNER-CAMP 50a:1. HOWES S187. GRAFF 3698. FIELD 1367. SABIN 77863. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 45 (note).

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