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    The Best Narrative of the
    1845 Overland Migration

    Joel Palmer. Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains, to the Mouth of the Columbia River; Made During the Year 1845 and 1846: Containing Minute Descriptions of the Valleys of the Willamette, Umpqua, and Clamet; A General Description of Oregon Territory; Its Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Production, etc., etc.; A List of Necessary Outfits for Emigrants; and a Table of Distances From Camp to Camp on the Route.... Cincinnati: J. A. & U. P. James, 1847. First edition, second issue. Twelvemo. [1]-iv, 9-189 pages. Facsimile wrappers though an original portion of the back wrapper is laid down on the rear free endpaper. Occasional light to moderate foxing, a few closed tears along the edges; mild dampstains, else a very good copy. Preserved in a custom slipcase with chemise.

    "Most reliable of the early guides to Oregon; in addition, the best narrative by a participant in the overland migration of 1845, which more than doubled the population of Oregon." (Howes).

    References: Graff 3172; Howes P47; Wagner-Camp 136:2.


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