DescriptionJohn W. Monette. History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi, by the Three Great European Powers, Spain, France, and Great Britain, and the Subsequent Occupation, Settlement, and Extension of Civil Government by the United States, Until the Year 1846. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. First edition. Two 8vo volumes. xxiii, 567; xv, 595pp. Two hand-colored maps. Engravings. Later quarter calf over buckram. Gilt lettering to spines. Decorative endpapers. Foxing throughout. Very good.
Final chapter concerns the re-annexation of Texas. The colored map at the beginning of Volume II is Texas of 1836, engraved by W. Kemble. "Probably the best of the numerous books on western history" (Sabin).
Reference: Sabin 49966.
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