Publication: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1959, Garden City
First edition. 8vo. Original cloth, titles stamped on a paper label affixed to the spine, vi, 7 - 307  pp., preface, uncut, five maps (two folding), errata. Includes the author's explorations on the St. Croix and Burntwood Rivers. Howes S187 says "On this trip was discovered what later proved to be the real source of the Mississippi." Field 1367 says "Most of this narrative is occupied with interesting incidents of Indian life and character, extracts from manuscript journals of the fur-traders, and traditions of the aborigines." The excellent maps are of the upper Mississippi Valley, Cass Lake, and other local regions. Bookplate of The Library Company of Baltimore on front pastedown sheet, inked library numbers at foot of cloth spine, internally clean with no other markings, maps in very good to fine condition. Overall a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 38983