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    [LEWIS, Meriwether, and CLARK, William]: The Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke [sic], by Order of the Government of the United States, Performed in the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806, Being Upwards of Three Thousand Miles, from St. Louis, By Way of the Missouri, and Columbia Rivers, to the Pacifick Ocean; Containing an Account of the Indian Tribes, who Inhabit the Western part of the Continent unexplored, and unknown before. With Copious Delineations of the Manners, Customs, Religion, &c. of the Indians. Compiled from various authentic sources, and Documents. To Which is Subjoined, A Summary of the Statistical view of the Indian Nations, from the Official Communication of Meriwether Lewis. Embellished with a Map of the Country inhabited by the Western tribes of Indians, and five Engravings of Indian Chiefs. (Philadelphia: Published by Hubbard Lester, 1809). Unauthorized "Apocrypha" edition. xii, [13]-300 pp. Octavo (7.25" x 4.25"). With five engraved portraits of Indian leaders, including a frontispiece portrait of a Sioux Queen, lacking the folding map. Nineteenth-century binding of cloth back over buff paper boards, with a leather spine lettering label. Binding worn and shaken, with front board detached and with evidence of earlier crude repairs. Leather label heavily rubbed and scraped. Sheets and plates heavily browned and foxed, with occasional staining. Miscellaneous edge tears, with some text loss to M3 (about eight words on each side from section on examples of Indian Language). Previous owner's ink signature on front pastedown endpaper. This unauthorized edition, taken from previously published sources and sometimes referred to as a counterfeit edition, was published about five years before the official account of 1814.

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