First edition. Cloth, vii-ix, 330pp., and i-xix regarding the Champlain Society and its' publications. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Index. Illustrations. Maps. Although the Journal of Franchere was originally published in French in 1820, and an English translation was printed in 1854, both were liberally edited and embellished. This work presents the unadorned text of Franchere's own journal for the first time. His journal is the single, most important record of events at Astoria during the three years in which John Jacob Astor was endeavoring to establish an American fur-trading depot at the mouth of the Columbia River. Spine very slightly sunned and previous owners name on front free endpaper, else a fine, bright, tight copy.
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