Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. 456pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Tan cloth with red printed title and vignette on backstrip. Map endsheets and pastedowns. Very good. The spine ends are gently bumped, and the edges of the text block are very slightly stained. There is a 1 and 1/4 inch crack in the top edge of the front endsheet along the hinge. The pages are mildly yellowed. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with light rubbing. The spine is a bit faded. The rear panel is subtly yellowed and soiled. The edges are lightly bumped and chipped- more so at the spine ends. There is a short closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel. Item #30028
From the rear panel- "In researching this Tale of Valor he personally retraced the whole of the four-thousand mile route followed by Lewis and Clark on their trek to the Pacific."