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Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

“A STREAM, NOT JUST OF WATER OR EVEN OF TIME, BUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF”

THOREAU, Henry David. Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Boston and Cambridge, 1849.

First edition, first issue, of Thoreau’s first book, one of only 1000 copies printed and one of less than 400 copies in the publisher's cloth, a beautiful copy from the famed collection of Arthur Swann. $25,000.

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Journal of the Voyages and Travels

“ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL BOOKS FOR AN AMERICANA COLLECTION”

GASS, Patrick. A Journal of the Voyages and Travels. Pittsburgh, 1807.

First edition of the "earliest full first-hand narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition, preceding the official account by seven years" (Howes), "one of the essential books for an Americana collection" (Streeter). $20,000.

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Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson

1829 FIRST EDITION OF MILBERT'S LANDMARK HUDSON RIVER ATLAS

MILBERT, Jacques-Gerard. Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson. Paris, 1829.

First edition of this outstanding series of American views, which "constitute a unique and valuable record" (Sherman) of the natural splendors to be seen along the Hudson River, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and at Niagara Falls, with lithographed title page, 54 lovely lithographed views, and large double-page hand-colored map. $16,800.

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys

THE GREAT PACIFIC RAILROAD SURVEYS,“A MONUMENTAL COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION” INCLUDING “THE FIRST ACCURATE DETAILED MAP OF THE WHOLE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI WEST… ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MAPS OF AMERICAN HISTORY”

(PACIFIC RAILROAD SURVEY) Reports of Explorations and Surveys. Washington, 1855-60. Twelve volumes.

First quarto edition, mixed issue, greatly expanded. The most extensive government exploration of the American continent, with almost six hundred maps (many folding) and splendid plates (colored, tinted and black and white) depicting views, ruins, Native Americans, zoological and botanical specimens, etc. $16,000.

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Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Laurence

“THE FIRST ACCOUNT OF AN OCEAN-TO-OCEAN CROSSING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT”

MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Laurence. London, 1801.

First edition of this cornerstone North American exploring narrative, complete with frontispiece portrait and three large folding maps of North America—the largest measuring approximately 31 by 20 inches and hand-colored in outline. “Of consummate importance in the literature of transcontinental travel… Mackenzie’s account of the fur trade is of almost equal interest” (Graff 2630). $12,000.

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Original autograph manuscript, signed

"I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE, AND THERE IS NOT MUCH OF IT I WOULD CHANGE IF I COULD LIVE IT OVER AGAIN": ORIGINAL 1904 JOHN BURROUGHS MANUSCRIPT FOR HIS ESSAY "AN OUTLOOK UPON LIFE," TWICE SIGNED BY HIM

BURROUGHS, John. Original autograph manuscript, signed. No place, circa 1904.

Original John Burroughs 55-page manuscript in pencil and ink for his 1904 essay "An Outlook upon Life," later collected in his 1908 book Leaf and Tendril, signed by him in ink on the first page and again on the final page of what eventually became Part II of the three-part essay. $12,000.

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Voyage Round the World

DIXON’S CRUCIAL ACCOUNT OF NORTHWEST AMERICAN DISCOVERY, 1789, WITH 16 PLATES, FOUR CHARTS AND LARGE FOLDING MAP

DIXON, (George, editor). Voyage Round the World. London, 1789.

First edition, first issue, of this important illustrated fur trade narrative, one of the essential early accounts of the American Northwest. With 16 copper-engraved plates (three folding), one plate of printed music, four folding charts, and large folding map, in full contemporary calf-gilt. $11,000.

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Voyage Round the World

1789 FIRST EDITION OF PORTLOCK'S ILLUSTRATED VOYAGE, WITH LARGE FOLDING MAP OF "NORTH WEST AMERICA

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel. A Voyage Round the World. London, 1789.

First edition of Portlock's account of his voyage to explore and survey America's northwest coast (including British Columbia, Alaska, Vancouver and Queen Charlotte's Island), featuring large folding map (20 by 36 inches) of America's northwest coast, five additional folding maps, and 14 copper-engraved plates, including frontispiece portrait of Portlock. An attractively bound copy. $11,000.

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Works

SPLENDID ILLUSTRATED SET OF PARKMAN'S HISTORIES

PARKMAN, Francis. The Works. Boston, 1897-1901. Twenty-one volumes.

"Champlain Edition" of Parkman's Works, number 1057 of 1200 sets produced, illustrated with over 150 photogravures, engravings and maps, beautifully bound in full morocco gilt. With a presentation inscription signed by Parkman tipped into Volume I. $8800.

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Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean

“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT [VOYAGES] EVER MADEIN THE INTERESTS OF GEOGRAPHICAL KNOWLEDGE”

VANCOUVER, George. Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. London, 1801. Six volumes. Second edition of this comprehensive survey of the North Pacific, illustrated with 17 plates and two folding maps. $8800.

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