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Travels Through the Interior Parts Of North America, In the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

CARVER, Jonathan

London: Printed for C. Dilly (et al). 1781. Third edition, second issue (with Index). 543, [21]pp. Frontispiece of Carver. Five plates (four colored, including the tobacco plate that is frequently missing), two partially colored folding maps. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy. Interesting early ink note that the book was purchased from the library of Dr. John Jeffries (the first aeronaut to pass from England to France by balloon) when the library was sold at Boston by J.L. Cunningham. An important American travel narrative, this is considered the best edition with an expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant. Text includes the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Howes C215; Sabin 11184. .

  • Published: 1781
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TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

Carver, Jonathan:

London. 1781.. [4],22,[22],543,[21]pp. plus frontispiece portrait, five plates (four colored) and two partially colored folding maps. Antique style three- quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Maps backed with linen. Internally clean. Very good. A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi, and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon." The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index. HOWES C215, "b." FIELD 251. SABIN 11184. VAIL 670. GREENLY 21.

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Travels through the interior parts of North America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768`

CARVER, Jonathan

Complete with all blanks. With 2 folding engraved maps and 4 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked, morocco spine label; very small tear to folded crease on first map, some browning and soiling of leaves, but overall a good copy from the library of Hugh Montgomerie (1739-1819), 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish peer, politician, and well known composer, with his armorial bookplate. First edition. Carver’s work, a classic of American travel, is one of the earliest and best accounts of pre-Revolution exploration. He “penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution” (Howes). Part of a small expedition to map uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, he visited many of the Native American groups residing in the area. “His positive, though generalized, portrayal of their manners and customs helped dispel the eighteenth-century image of Indians as savages. In some cases Carver’s is the earliest description published of the Sioux and Chippewa groups he encountered” (Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Library). In addition to his comments on the natural history and the Native Americans of the West, this work contains the first published mention of the word “Oregon.” Carver’s book helped to stimulate curiosity about routes to the Pacific. Carver (1710-1780) was an explorer, mapmaker, author, and one of the first white men to explore and map areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin, including what later became Carcer Country. He kept a detailed journal account of his expedition to discover a Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean which became the focal point of his writing. After failing to find money to publish his journal, Carver went to London. He left his wife and seven children never to see them again. Although his journal(see above) was received with praise and popularity, he never received any money for his book and died in poverty. Howes, C215; Sabin, 11184

  • Published: 1778
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
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TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

Carver, Jonathan:

London. 1781.. [4],22,[18],543,[21]pp. plus five (of six) plates (three colored) and two partially colored folding maps. This copy lacks the frontispiece of Carver and has a portrait of Mackenzie instead; and lacks the plate of Indian pipe opposite p.296. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Occasional light foxing or age toning. Contemporary ink notes above title on titlepage. Else very good and clean. A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi, and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon." The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index. HOWES C215, "b." FIELD 251. SABIN 11184. VAIL 670. GREENLY 21.

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TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

Carver, Jonathan

London: Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter at Charing-cross and S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row., 1778. 1st Hardcover Closed tear top of page 298, faint stain to page 250, still an unusually fine copy, very clean with virtually no foxing present. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., [20], xvi, [17]-543, [1] directions to binder, 2 engraved folding maps & 4 engraved plates. 19th century gilt stamped full calf with raised bands at spine. Carver's book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second London edition followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a contintental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the south (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution...[and] stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." (Howes C215) Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the 1797 edition. (Sabin 11184; Streeter III 1772)

  • Published: 1778.
  • Condition: Closed tear top of page 298, faint stain to page 250, still an unusually fine copy, very clean with virtually no foxing present.
  • Edition: 1st
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TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

Carver, Jonathan:

London: Printed for the author, 1778.. [20],xvi,543,[1]pp. plus two folding maps and four plates. Octavo. Contemporary calf; rebacked, preserving the original spine label. Later Scottish bookseller's label on front pastedown, later ownership inscriptions on titlepage. Minor toning. Very good. Carver went farther west than any British explorer before the Revolution. He was seeking a transcontinental waterway, but mainly explored tributaries of the Mississippi. His book, however, is often given credit for being a catalyst for further exploration, influencing Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. "A Plan of Captain Carver's Travels in the Interior Parts of North America" shows the headwaters of the Mississippi, lakes Michigan and Superior, and the land as far west as the Dakotas. The text contains the first mention of the word "Oregon." Includes material relating to the languages of a number of Indian tribes. A cornerstone early western travel narrative. HOWES C215, "aa." FIELD 251. STREETER SALE 1772. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 634. SABIN 11184. VAIL 670.

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TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH-AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

Carver, Jonathan:

London: Printed for the author, 1778.. [20],xvi,543,[1]pp. plus two folding maps and four plates. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Minor worming at top left front corner of text block, neatly repaired, not affecting text or map. First two leaves dampstained. Some foxing and offsetting. A good, solid copy. Carver went farther west than any British explorer before the Revolution. He was seeking a transcontinental waterway, but mainly explored tributaries of the Mississippi. His book, however, is often given credit for being a catalyst for further exploration, influencing Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. "A Plan of Captain Carver's Travels in the Interior Parts of North America" shows the headwaters of the Mississippi, lakes Michigan and Superior, and the land as far west as the Dakotas. The text contains the first mention of the word "Oregon." Includes material relating to the languages of a number of Indian tribes. A cornerstone early western travel narrative. HOWES C215, "aa." FIELD 251. STREETER SALE 1772. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 634. SABIN 11184. VAIL 670.

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Travels through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

Carver, Jonathan

8vo period calf, nicely rebacked with modern calf, original spine label retained. 508 pp illustrated with 2 copper engravings, and a folding copper-engraved map. Some aging and wear to covers, and map has short stub tear neatly repaired. Ownership signature of Frances O’Callaghan to the top of title page. Internally near fine condition. Account of exploration into the interior of North American by an Englishman seeking a transcontinental waterway. He went further West than any English explorer before the Revolutionary War, and while he may not have contributed significantly to geographic knowledge, according to Howes his book stimulated the interest concerning routes to the Pacific by others like Lewis & Clark. Carl Wheat in his work Mapping the Transmississippi West credits Carver as being the first to use the name “Oregon” or “River of the West”, the river people believed to exist in the west beyond the great mountains, and one that emptied into the Pacific. This represented a sought after water passage across the continent. The map included in this work, which is anonymous, according to Wheat, is the same as the Thomas Kitchin of 1787. The map extends from Hudson’s Bay in the north to the tip of Florida in the south. Perhaps a somewhat over looked value of Carver’s book is the material he includes on the Indians. A good portion of the book reviews the manners and customs of the Indians, and he even includes a vocabulary of the Chippeway language. He also gives an account of the massacre at Fort William Henry, and of his own escape from the Indians.

  • Published: 1779
  • Edition: First Irish Edition
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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

CARVER, Jonathan

8vo. Rebound in full calf with compartments and gilt spine lettering. (18pp), xiii, 508pp. Engraved full-page plate. Modern binding and endpapers are fine, while text block is good plus to very good. Moderately age toned throughout, with occasional bits of foxing; lacks map and one plate. First Irish edition, appearing after the 1778 London first edition and apparently before the 1779 London second edition. Reaffixed to the new front pastedown is an armorial bookplate that purports to be that of George Washington -- but alas our research shows this is spurious, as it bears neither the chain lines nor the well-known slip-of-the-burin scratch near lower right that are hallmarks of authentic Washington plates. This example is also not one of the forged bookplates that appeared in a couple hundred volumes in a New England auction in 1863, nor is it one of the late 19th century restrikes made from the original copper plate by well-meaning Washington descendants. Carver's influential account traces his travels further inland than any other Englishman prior to the Revolution, and served as inspiration to Lewis and Clark and other explorers. NEW HOWES C 218 note. SABIN 11184.

  • Published: 1779
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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768 (Publisher series: Coles Canadiana Collection.)

Carver, Jonathan

Toronto: Coles Canadiana Collection [1974]. (Hardcover) 543pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations, glossary, appendix, folding maps. The bottom corners are lightly bumped and the spine of the dust jacket lightly faded. A facsimile of the 1778 edition. Time Period 18th Century. Publisher series: Coles Canadiana Collection. (Canada, Exploration, Indians of North America, Voyages and Travels (North America)).

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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North-America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768 (Publisher series: Coles Canadiana Collection.)

Carver, Jonathan

Toronto: Coles Canadiana Collection 1974. (Trade paperback) 543pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, glossary, appendix, 2 folding maps. There is a previous owner's inscription. Time Period 18th Century. Publisher series: Coles Canadiana Collection. (Canada, Exploration, Indians of North America, Voyages and Travels--North America).

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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

Carver, Jonathan

Minneapolis: Ross & Haines. 1956. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Reprint. H Hardcover. Very Good +. A very good+ copy in good mylar-protected dust jacket with chipping and some loss to upper jacket spine; faint sunning to jacket spine; price clip to inner jacket flap.

  • Published: 1956
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: Reprint
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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, And 1768

Jonathan Carver

General Books LLC , Mar-2010. softcover. New. pp. 190

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Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

Carver, Jonathan

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