New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 955pp. (continuously paginated). Octavo [26.5 cm] 1/4 white cloth, with tan paper over boards, and printed paper title labels on the spines. Uncut pages. The extremities are lightly foxed, and the boards are at times unevenly, but subtly faded. The underlying boards are exposed at the very edges. The pages of volume 1 have very brief markings here and there, and the frontispiece and the accompanying tissue guard in this volume are foxed. Six folded maps in pocket at rear of volume 3 (pocket torn). Maps are crisp and lightly toned. Very good. Item #56215
An edition limited to eleven hundred and fifty copies. Nos. 1 to 150 are on Handmade Paper. This set is number 66. 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.