The Best Narrative of the
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.
-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.
1845 Overland Migration
"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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