The "Most widely used guide to western waters in the early period"; with an Early Account of Lewis and Clark's Expedition

    [Zadok Cramer]. The Navigator, Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; with an Ample Account of These Much Admired Waters... Pittsburgh: Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, 1817. Ninth Edition. Octavo. [1, blank], [1, errata], 307, [1, blank] pages. Complete with all woodcut maps, all reckoned within pagination. Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Binding worn and chipped, text toned with several creased tears and chips along edges (mainly to fore-edge) with some minor loss, worm damage from page 217 until the end with loss. Contemporary ownership signature ("Jno. W. Elliott his Navigator Bought in Shipping port price $1.37 ½ July the 2nd 1817"), as well as the signatures of subsequent owners on both free endpapers. Overall, a fair copy of this important practical navigation book. The account of Lewis and Clark's expedition appears on pages 293-298 (the sixth edition of The Navigator, published in 1808, was the first published account of Lewis and Clark). Howes C855. Sabin 17386.

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