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Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806 by  Reuben Gold Thwaites - Hardcover - Arno Press Edition of 1969 - 1969 - from Town's End Books and Biblio.com

Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806

by Thwaites, Reuben Gold

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New York: Arno Press, 1969. Arno Press Edition of 1969. An eight volume set all of which are in fine condition with minor dust staining to the top edges of the text blocks. Seven volumes are in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with an illustrated paper label on the front boards. The eighth volume is a green cloth and green paper covered clam shell box which contains facsimiles of the maps from the expedition. The box is finished with details comparable to the other volumes. Each are small 4tos measuring 9" by 6". Volume I contains 374 pages of text; Volume II contains 386 pages; volume III contains 363 pages; volume IV contains 372 pages; volume V contains 395 pages; volume VI contains 280 pages; volume VII contains 534 pages and volume VIII contains the 16 page introduction to the atlas and index to the maps and all 71 individual maps (labeled 1 through 54) all of which are in fine condition Dust jackets were not issued with this set. This set represents a facsimile reprint of the original 1905 edition of The American Philosophical Society which based its publication on the original documents in their library. A beautiful set with no wear, rubbing or soiling. (The Literature of The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 5d.1)
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