London. 1839. Two volumes. xvi,473; xi,372pp. Half title in second volume. Lithograph frontispiece in each volume. Original cloth. Sunned, extremities worn, hinges repaired, tears to frontispiece in first volume expertly repaired with no loss. Some scattered foxing, bookplates. A sound set. Item #WRCAM9378
The first and best edition of this work, in which Murray gives an early description of the Pawnees, before their devastation by smallpox. Howes calls this the "best account of the Pawnees while yet uncontaminated by whites." Murray travelled up the Hudson River into Canada, then through New York to Washington, D.C., through Virginia, up the Ohio River to Ohio, Kentucky and St. Louis, spent three months in Indian Territory, then went south to New Orleans, and finally on to Cuba. WAGNER-CAMP 77:1. FIELD 1111. GRAFF 2938. CLARK III:78. HOWES M913. RADER 2460. SABIN 51490.