Ithaca. 1840. 400pp. plus plate and folding map. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. Moderate dampstaining in gutter margin of first and last few leaves. Light foxing. Good. In a cloth slipcase. Item #WRCAM47398
Second edition. Parker accompanied the American Fur Company's exploring party of 1835 from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla, and became one of the first missionaries in the Pacific Northwest. This narrative is a standard work on the American settlements there in the earliest days. The map is the earliest to illustrate the interior of Oregon with any pretense toward accuracy. Contains a vocabulary of the Nez Perce language, as well as those of other tribes. HOWES P89. GRAFF 3192. SABIN 58729. WAGNER-CAMP 70:2. SMITH 7893. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2904 (1st ed). STREETER SALE 2093 (1st ed).