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    First Children's Book About Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Solomon Bell [William Joseph Snelling]. Tales of Travels West of the Mississippi. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1830.

    First edition. Eighteenmo. 162 pages. Folded engraved woodcut map.

    Contemporary brown quarter cloth with beige paper boards. Rubbing and soiling. Leather spine label with gilt titles and some abrasions to edges. One gathering sprung. Foxing throughout with a spot of soiling to front preliminary pages. Overall, a very good copy.

    The first children's book printed in the United States concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

    Howes S739. Sabin 85429.


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    October, 2010
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