The Journals of the Expedition under the Command of Capts. Lewis and Clark; to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1894-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States. Author: Biddle, Nicholas (Editor); Bakeless, John (Introduction); Various Illustrators Title: The Journals of the Expedition under the Command of Capts.Lewis and Clark; to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, performed during the Years 1894-5-6 by Order of the Government of the United States Publication: New York: Limited Editions Club, 1962 Edition: Limited Edition. One of 1500, quarto size, 611 pp. For both volumes, with LEC Monthly Letter and announcement, in slipcase. The westward explorations of Lewis and Clark remain a source of fascination, with the courage and daring it took to explore then-unknown territory. This edition of Lewis and Clark's Expedition diaries includes a multitude of illustrations, drawings, maps, and facsimiles in both colour and sepia-tone throughout two volumes. The introduction was written by John Bakeless, who has written over a dozen books, including "Lewis and Clark, Partners in Discovery", which is one of the first and foremost scholarly works on Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
This edition also includes sixteen full-page plates in four, five, and six colours: seven plates in the first volume, nine in the second. Thirteen of the plates are from paintings by Carl Bodmer and three paintings by George Bird King n.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full natural buckram printed with a map, brown leather label with gilt lettering on the spine, illustrated with watercolours and monochromes by Carl Bodmer, George Bird King, Charles Wilson Peale, and others, two early pull-out maps reproduced by Meridan Gravure Company, note that unlike most LEC books this set was issued unsigned; set in linotype Monticello on Curtis gray wove paper, quarto size (11.75" by 8"), pagination: Volume One: [i]-xlv, [xlvi], 1- 231; Volume Two: [i]-xviii, 233-547, colophon ; limited edition, one of 1500 numbered copies; Monthly Letter and announcement laid in. Housed in a tan paper-covered slipcase, tan label with brown lettering on the spine. ___CONDITION: Volumes are in fine condition with bright covers, square corners, clean pages, and tight bindings, entirely free of prior owner markings, the folding maps fine; slipcase is in very good + condition, strong and sturdy, free of any wear, slight bumps to some corners, sunning on the spine and part of the sides; Montly Letter and announcement both fine overall, clean and without wear, with a shallow crease or two. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Subject: History, Limited Editions Club, Travel and Exploration.
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