First edition. 3 Volumes. #10 of the Large Paper edition of 100 copies, printed on handmade paper, of an edition of 1100 copies, 1000 of which are printed on smaller paper. Boards with white cloth spine, as issued. xxviii, 446 pp.; vi, 447-916 pp.; 917-1027 pp. Frontis portrait of Coues in Volume I. David Thompsons 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 Very Good set, with some light-modest edgewear. Spines of all three volumes are uniformly tanned. Spines of Volumes I & II have vertical cracks or splits in cloth. All volumes internally clean and tight. A nice, tight set of the rare "Large Paper" edition of only 100, in original binding.
Inventory Number: 42837