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    "First Authorized and Complete Account of the
    Most Important Western Exploration."

    [Meriwether Lewis and William Clark]. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri...In Two Volumes (Volume I only). Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1814. Quarto. xxvii, 470 pages, lacking map frontispiece. Volume one only. Two plates with the maps titled "Fortification" and "The Falls and Portage". Full calf with gilt rules and gilt lettered title label on spine. Binding rubbed and scuffed, corners and spine ends bumped and chipped, joints cracked. Front hinge cracked, endpapers with leather burn in margins from turn-ins and small holograph pencil notes, front free endpaper coming loose, title page and following leaves with broad dampstain across upper margins. Pages with edge wear, minor edge tears, corner bends and creases. Text block cockled. Foxing throughout, some minor soiling and occasional minor dampstaining. Good.

    "[Prepared for publication, from material supplied by the explorers, by Nicholas Biddle, not by Paul Allen who is named as editor.]... First authorized and complete account of the most important western exploration and first of many overland narratives to follow." - Howes L317. "ee".

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