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A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the Command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic] of the Army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Containing An Authentic Relation of the most interesting Transactions during the Expedition: A Description of the Country: And an Account of its Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, Curiosities and Vegetable and Animal Productions. By Patrick Gass, One of the Persons Employed in the Expedition

A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the Command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic] of the Army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Containing An Authentic Relation of the most interesting Transactions during the Expedition: A Description of the Country: And an Account of its Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, Curiosities and Vegetable and Animal Productions. By Patrick Gass, One of the Persons Employed in the Expedition

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A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the Command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic] of the Army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Containing An Authentic Relation of the most interesting Transactions during the Expedition: A Description of the Country: And an Account of its Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, Curiosities and Vegetable and Animal Productions. By Patrick Gass, One of the Persons Employed in the Expedition

by GASS, Patrick (1771-1870)

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Pittsburgh. Printed for David M'Keehan & London, Re-Printed for J. Budd, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Pall-Mall. 1808. 8vo, 21.8cm, the First London edition. iv.381,16p., (ads., for Longman's catalogue, dated June l, 1808), in the original quarter-vellum backed light blue fine grain linen over boards, black stamped spine title, slight shelf wear on the boards, vellum slightly dust worn (maybe less than normal), all edges untrimmed (deckled), small brown stain (2.5cm) on the front cover, contemporary manuscript notes on front free endpaper, old signature at upper comer of front paste-down. as well as later signature of W[ilberforce] Eames, eminent bibliographer, librarian, and collector of Americana. This first English edition is scarcer that the first American edition of the previous year, with better typography and on better paper. With wide margins this is a tall copy and totally uncut. (cgc). WCB 6:2. Graff I517. Howes G-77 ("best edition"). Sabin 26741. Beckham, Eric, et al, 3.2. Born in Pennsylvania, Patrick Gass "became one of the best known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of "Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades. " ( Wagner-Camp).

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A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, under the Command of Captain Lewis and Captain Clarke [sic] of the Army of the United States, from the mouth of the River Missouri through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, during the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Containing An Authentic Relation of the most interesting Transactions during the Expedition: A Description of the Country: And an Account of its Inhabitants, Soil, Climate, Curiosities and Vegetable and Animal Productions. By Patrick Gass, One of the Persons Employed in the Expedition
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GASS, Patrick (1771-1870)
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