First edition. 8vo. Maroon cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 82 pp., introduction, footnotes. Peel 29 says "A journey to the Mandans made with Charles Mackenzie, another fur trader, while in the service of the N. W. C." Howes L IO7 says "First printing of the day-by-day journal of the first white man, after Verendrye, to visit the Big Horn country and the Crow Indians; first authoritative account of that tribe." Eberstadt 111: 657 says "A valuable source which easily ranks among the classics of the fur trade." Streeter III: 1832 says "... a valuable commentary upon the Lewis and Clark narrative as far as the Flatheads and Snakes are concerned." Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown sheet, else a clean, fine copy of an important fur trade item.
Inventory Number: 41527