Washington, D.C: Blair and Rives, 1845.
First edition, House issue. With 22 engraved plates and 5 maps, including large folding map. 583 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Stitched as issued, untrimmed and partially unopened. Custom calf backed clamshell box Howes F 370; Wagner-Camp 115:2; Wheat Transmississippi 497; Cowan pp. 223-24; Sabin 25845; Graff 1437; Hasse, p. 31; Hill p. 112; Zamorano Eighty, #39; Grolier Club, One Hundred American Books, #49. Item #262414
A classic of American exploration. Christopher "Kit" Carson was one of the guides for Fremont along with many other famous scouts of the day, and Fremont’s book was instrumental in paving the way for expansion West, providing the first truly accurate information regarding the routes thereto.
Scarce in original condition. "The great folding map is an altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West." [Trans-Mississipi West II,497].
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