The Journals of Francis Parkman (2 volumes)
Place Published: London
Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
Book Id: 38372
718pp. Large octavo [24 cm] Blue cloth over boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spines. Map endpapers. Illustrated. Very good. The edges of the covers are gently bumped and rubbed, and the endsheets are discolored along the hinges. The dust jackets are in very good condition, with light soiling. Darkened at the spines. There are a number of small open tears along the edges, and there is a loss from the bottom edge of the dust jacket of volume 1. This loss is from the paper at the foot of the spine, and measures 2 inches wide by 1/2 inch deep. The jacket of volume 1 is heavily foxed on the verso, and there is also a 1" long pen mark on the surface of the jacket's spine.
The journals of Francis Parkman form the raw material upon which he based his major work, The Oregon Trail, his seven part study of France and England in North America, and its epilogue, The Conspiracy of Pontiac.