An Interesting Account of the Voyages and Travels of Captains Lewis and Clarke, in the years 1804-5 & 6 : giving a faithful description of the River Missouri and its source-of various Tribes of Indians through which they passed ... to which is added a complete Dictionary of the Indian Tongue. Lewis, Clark.

An Interesting Account of the Voyages and Travels of Captains Lewis and Clarke, in the years 1804-5 & 6 : giving a faithful description of the River Missouri and its source-of various Tribes of Indians through which they passed ... to which is added a complete Dictionary of the Indian Tongue.

Baltimore: Printed and Published by P. Mauro, No. 10, North Howard St, 1813.

Reprint of 1812 edition. 2 frontispieces of Lewis and Clark, "The Bear Pursuing His Assailant", "A View of the Washita", "An Indian destined to Death". xi, [i], [13]-266 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Contemporary sheep, rebacked to period syle with black lettering piece. Endsheets with numerous ink signatures (some faded), verso of portrait Clark with old notes, small ink signature in margin of portrait of Lewis, some browning and spotting of text block Wagner-Camp 8:7; Sabin 24508; Graff 1331; Rader 1397. Howes F153a. Item #239881

This edition bears little resemblance to the original description of the Lewis and Clark travels, and appears to have attempted to pass itself off as the account sanctioned by the government. Howes calls this the "spurious" edition, while Sabin says that it contains material not published elsewhere. In either case, this edition capitalized on the delay of the official publication of the accounts of Lewis and Clark and appears to have been cobbled together from already published information not necessarily related to the Lewis and Clark expedition at all.

This copy has 2 portraits and three plates, as called for by Wagner-Camp; whereas Howes calls for 4 plates, noting that some copies have only 3.

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