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Narrative Of An Expedition Through The Upper Mississippi To Itasca Lake, The Actual Source Of This River; Embracing An Exploratory Trip Through The St. Croix And Burntwood (Or Broule) Rivers In 1832 by Henry R Schoolcraft

Narrative Of An Expedition Through The Upper Mississippi To Itasca Lake, The Actual Source Of This River; Embracing An Exploratory Trip Through The St. Croix And Burntwood (Or Broule) Rivers In 1832

by Henry R Schoolcraft

Publication: Harper Brothers, 1834, New York

First Edition. 19th century Three-quarter Leather, with raised bands and gilt-stamping on spine, and marbled-paper covered boards. xi, 7-307pp. Preface. 5 Maps (two folding), Errata."on this trip was discovered what later proved to be the real source of the Mississippi."--Wright Howes. "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".--Field 1367. The excellent maps are of the upper Mississippi Valley, Case Lake, and other local regions. Maps Fine with some occasional very light foxing to text block. Very light damp staining to bottom 2" of most pages. Uniform darkening to Leather spine. Modest rubbing to boards and some minor edgewear. All considered, a nice, clean volume, with maps without wear, soiling, or tears, in an attractive 19th century binding.

Inventory Number: 47312

$600.00