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"REVEALED A STRANGE AND UNKNOWN WORLD, FULL OF EXCITING WONDERS"

LEWIS, Meriwether, and CLARKE, William. Travels to the Source of the Missouri River. London, 1815. Three volumes.

Second English edition, "a reproduction, in larger type and better paper, of the Philadelphia [first] edition of 1814" (Sabin), published one year after that edition, with large folding map and five additional maps. $18,500.

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"IMMEDIATELY BECAME THE BASIS FOR MANY OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF MEXICO"

(MEXICO) LINATI, (Claudio). Costumes et Moeurs du Mexique. London, 1830.

First English edition of this early lithographic plate book on Mexico, with 33 vibrantly hand-colored lithographs of Mexican costumes, customs, and historic personages, in nicely restored original cloth. $12,500.

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“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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TWO BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF SIOUX CHIEFS BY FRANK A. RINEHART

(RINEHART, Frank A.). Two Large Native American Photographic Portraits. Omaha, 1896.

Two splendid large photographic portraits of Native American (Sioux) chiefs—Chief Hollow Horn Bear of the Lakota Sioux, on the left, and Chief Afraid of Eagle, of the Oglala Sioux, who participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn, on the right—by renowned photographer Frank A. Rinehart. Both images are vintage enlarged negatives (internegatives) that would have been used by Rinehart or his studio for producing large prints, and show remarkable detail, clarity, and fine tonal gradation. $12,000.

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“THE FOUNDER OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE”

OCCOM, Samson. Sermon, Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul. New-London, 1772.

Second edition, issued mere weeks after the exceedingly rare first edition—"the first monograph to be published by a North American Indian in English"—Occom's fiery 1772 Sermon, authored at the request of the condemned Moses Paul "to publicize the racial injustice of his murder trial and subsequent execution," delivered by Occom in Connecticut with America on the brink of Revolution, with woodcut-engraved "death's head" on title page. An exceptional copy. $9200.

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FALKNER'S DESCRIPTION OF PATAGONIA, SCARCE 1774 FIRST EDITION, WITH TWO LARGE (30 BY 20 INCHES) FOLDING MAPS

(PATAGONIA) FALKNER, Thomas. A Description of Patagonia. Hereford, 1774.

First edition of this fascinating 18th-century account of Patagonia and South America, with two important large folding maps by Thomas Kitchin of South America, both measuring approximately 30 by 20 inches. $9000.

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“SOMETHING OF INTEREST IN EVERY PART OF THE WEST”

KEELER, W. J. National Map of the Territory of the United States. Washington, 1867.

First edition of one of the most important late 19th-century maps of the American West, locating deposits of gold, silver, copper, quicksilver, iron and coal. $8000.

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"THE MOST SERIOUS AND THOROUGH EXPLORATION OF MAGELLAN'S STRAIT IN THE 16TH CENTURY"

(STRAIT OF MAGELLAN) SARMIENTO DE GAMBOA, Pedro. Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. Madrid, 1768.

First edition of "the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan's Strait in the 16th century—indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the 19th century" (Parry, The Discovery of South America), printed here for the first time from the manuscript preserved in the Royal Library at Madrid, with three folding engraved plates. $7300.

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