New York: Dodd, Mead and Co, 1904[-1905].
First edition, one of 200 large paper sets on Van Gelder paper. Seven volumes bound in fourteen parts, plus atlas volume atlas with 56 maps & plates on 62 sheets. 15 vols. Large 8vo. One of 200 Sets on Large Paper. Original gilt green cloth. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Spines lightly worn, several lightly faded. Internally fine, much of the text unopened. A very good set Graff 2485; Howes, L320, "b"; Wagner-Camp 13:7 (note to 1842 Harpers ed.); Tweney, Washington 76; Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 5d.1. Item #247478
"The most elaborate work on this expedition" - Howes.
A cornerstone of modern historical research, printing for the first time many major primary documents which did not appear in the Biddle edition, including the Floyd and Whitehouse journals, and material from the Clark-Voorihis papers, along with facsimile manuscripts, maps, portraits, and other illustrative matter. Also valuable is Victor Paltsits' bibliography of the Lewis and Clark expedition, in the first volume. "This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions...In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition" - LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION.
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