New York. 1863. 532pp. plus 8pp. of advertisements. Original cloth. Spine expertly repaired, cloth bit sunned. Scattered foxing. Ex-Newberry Library with their bookplate but no other library markings. Overall just about very good. Item #WRCAM22036
This work was originally published in Paris in 1858 as CINQUANTE NOUVELLES LETTRES..., but was not issued in translation for five years because of the bankruptcy of the publisher. Evidently the sheets were printed and sat for some time (thus accounting for the 1859 copyright date), because when they were first issued in 1863 they appeared under three different New York imprints, evidently with cancel titles. The copy at hand contains the imprint of James B. Kirker. Several of De Smet's journeys receive notable attention here, especially his visit to the Sioux in 1848, and his passage from the Missouri River at Fort Union to Fort Laramie in 1851. HOWES D289. WAGNER-CAMP 308:4. SABIN 82277. FIELD 1426.