Publication: Francis P Harper, 1897, New York
First edition. 3 Volumes. Limited to an edition of 1100 copies, 1000 of which are printed on smaller paper. This is copy 123. Original cloth with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, as issued. xxviii, 446 pp.; vi, 447-916 pp.; 917-1027 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Coues in Volume I. David Thompson's Manuscript Map of the Northwest Territory is reproduced in three sheets and a Legend sheet, large in format, folded, and protected in pocket at rear of Volume III. "....an entirely new and original work printed from the original manuscripts, and contains the authors' daily journals of travels, explorations, and adventures in the fur trade throughout the Northwest...[Thompson's] activities give credence to England's claims to the Oregon Territory. This set is considered by historians to be the most important contribution to Western history and exploration published in the twentieth century."---George H. Tweney, The Washington 89. A fine set in original bindings.
Inventory Number: 49695