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Original Journals Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition 1804-1806.  Reuben Gold Thwaites [Edited By]

Original Journals Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition 1804-1806.

Reuben Gold Thwaites [Edited By]

First edition thus. This edition in seven volumes and an atlas. Original prospectus laid-in plus letter and order form from The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale, California. Red cloth, gilt stamping on cover and spine, introduction, illustrated, maps, appendices, index. A nice reprint of this superbly - edited work. Of Thwaites thorough effort to prepare the journals for presentation, the famous historian Frederick Jackson Turner said, "[Thwaites] met and conquered difficulties in a way that proved him an editor of the very first rank. He ferreted out from their concealment missing documents necessary to complete the journals; deciphered the difficult writing and spelling of these historic frontiersmen....mastered the problem of correlating and printing the several journals of the expedition; drew upon all of his resources of typographic and editorial skill to give an absolutely faithful reproduction of the originals." Fine set with the original onion skin dust jackets on first seven volumes

Inventory Number: 42942

$800.00