New York: Francis P. Harper, 1905. Four volumes. Seventeen illustrations, portraits, and maps. Frontispiece and half title in each volume. Original green cloth, spines gilt. Light shelf wear. Small closed tear to lower edge of vol. 3 titlepage, occasional tidelines to upper margins (no text affected), a few spots of soiling. Bookplate on front free endpaper of each volume (Eva Alvey Richards), occasional pencil annotations throughout. Very good. Partially unopened. Item #WRCAM24619
A major scholarly work, including a narrative of the life of De Smet and publishing for the first time his original journals and numerous letters, some previously published, but most not. A Francis Harper publication, in a format matching that of the edited journals of Pike, and Lewis and Clark, which were also published by him. HOWES C392. TWENEY 89, 8. GRAFF 3824. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 231 (note).