The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7 [3-volume set]
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Francis P. Harper
Date Published: 1895
Edition: Limited Edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 49082
Three-volume set. 954pp. (continuously paginated). Octavo [24.5 cm] in diapered forest green cloth with gilt-stamped spines. Chipping to spines at tops and lightly to feet, especially of Volume I, corners bumped and lightly exposed, else very light wear; front hinge of Vol. I badly cracked and only just holding, all other hinges cracked but holding, light abrasions to front pastedowns where bookplate has been neatly removed, ghosting from bookplate to front free endpapers of each volume, else interiors are unmarked and just lightly toned. Lithographic frontispiece portrait of Pike, illustration of Falls of St. Anthony in Index, six folded maps in Index pocket at rear. Maps are crisp and lightly toned.
Review copy from an edition of 1150 copies. Pike's expeditions up the Mississippi and into Colorado were contemporaneous with the Lewis and Clark expedition. His journals were confiscated by the Spanish and were not recovered until the 1900s. Pike wrote this popular and influential account of his journeys from memory. Reprinted in full from the original of 1810, with copious critical commentary, memoir of Pike, new map and other illustrations, and complete index.