Publication: William Morrow & Company, 1947, New York
First Edition. Cloth, 498pp., Illustrated. Large Folding Map. Considered the first full-length biography of both Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who were tasked by President Thomas Jefferson with exploring the lands beyond the headwaters of the Mississippi in 1803. Research of a wealth of original documents, including diaries kept by expedition members recorded not only the bold outlines of the trip with its Indian fights and other perils, but also such fascinating details as the number of buffaloes eaten, grizzly bears fought, the variety of plants and seeds collected, and the customs and lore of the Indian tribes. Clear and well written. Previous owners name & address stamped on upper portion of front free-endpaper, else a fine copy in a lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket with .5" closed tear to top edge of back panel and light wear to spine ends.
Inventory Number: 48250