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Ten Years In Oregon D. AND J. H. FROST LEE

Ten Years In Oregon


Other works by D. AND J. H. FROST LEE

Publication: Published For The Authors by J Collard, Printer, 1844, New York

First edition. 12mo. Original full leather, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 344 pp., preface, illustrated, large folding map, appendix. The folding map is in fine condition and is titled "A Sketch of the Columbia River, and Adjacent Country." The map shows the Northwest Coast north to above Vancouver Island and south to below Mount Shasty, with native Indian tribes, missions, forts and rivers labeled. Wagner/Camp 111 says "The first nine chapters of this book constitute an early history of the settlement of Oregon Country and the beginning of the Oregon Mission. Daniel Lee came west to Oregon in 1834, in company with Wyeth, Townsend, and Nuttall, arriving at Fort Vancouver on September 15. Joseph Frost came to Oregon by sea. Camp reports that the journal of his voyage to Oregon in 1839-40 can be found in the papers of Oregon Historical Society." Field 904 says "A minute and doubtless veracious journal of incidents of an arduous mission among the Northwestern Indians, with vocabularies of their dialects." Covers rubbed with moderate wear to the extremities, else a very good, sound copy with the folding map in fine condition.

Inventory Number: 52453