Publication: St Louis Historical Documents Foundation, 1952, StLouis
First Edition. 2 Volumes. Cloth. vii-xv., 375pp.+p.376-853. 5 Folding Maps in Volume I. Index in Volume II. Excellent Introductory Narrative by Nasatir. A great historic record, this work "presents the Missouri River in the days of the French and Spanish who discovered, explored and exploited it...The archives of France and Spain are crowded with documents to illustrate it's history.Professor Nasatir has chosen to concentrate on the last decade and a half before the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a period of intense activity by St. Louis businessmen in exploring this tremendous river and advancing the fur trade with it's Indians." A few light spots on fore-edge of text block of Volume II, else an exceptionally fine, bright set. Signed by Nasatir on half-title of Volume I.
Inventory Number: 51567