THE COLUMBIA RIVER; OR, SCENES AND ADVENTURES DURING A RESIDENCE OF SIX YEARS ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AMONG VARIOUS TRIBES OF INDIANS HITHERTO UNKNOWN: TOGETHER WITH A JOURNEY ACROSS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT.

London. 1832. Two volumes. xx,333; vi,350pp. Modern three-quarter brown calf and cloth, spines gilt. Top corner of first few leaves lightly stained. Internally clean and fresh. Very good. Item #WRCAM30034

The second London edition, preceded by the first London edition of 1831 and the first American edition of 1832, with a slightly different title. This work is usually considered with the works of Alexander Ross to be the prime source of information on Oregon in the early period. Cox left Hawaii and arrived in Oregon with the Astoria party in 1812, later working for the North West Company. In 1817 he went overland to Montreal. "Cox's narrative gives an excellent firsthand account of the fur trade and of the Indian tribes in Montana, Idaho, and eastern Washington with whom the fur traders dealt and sometimes fought. While Cox was making this journey the tension between Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies had become very acute and he gives a good account of their rivalry" - Streeter. WAGNER-CAMP 43:3. TWENEY 89, 10. HOWES C822. TPL 1115. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 915. FIELD 376. SABIN 17267. JUDD 47. PEEL 83. COWAN, p.59. STREETER SALE 3702. HILL 390 (1st ed). FORBES 805. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 58 (ref).

Price: $1,500.00

Hawaii and the Northwest Coast in 1812