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  • Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the
  • Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the
  • Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the

Author Name    Ross, Alexander

Title   Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the "Pacific Fur Company;" with an Account of Some Indian Tribes on the Coast of the Pacific.

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Type   Hardcover

Edition   1st Edition

Size   12mo - over 6

Publisher   London Smith, Elder and Co. 1849

Seller ID   000789

First edition; rebound in brown calf; 7.5 x 5 inches; xv, [1], 352 pages, fold-out map at fronts. Five raised bands on spine, gilt bordered boards and gilt bands to spine, boards scuffed and rubbed along extremities, bottom corners and tail of spine wearing through, tiny splits at joint ends, front internal hinge split, but holding, bit of sticker residue and Order of the Garter book plate in front end paper, scattered foxing to fold out map and title page, tiny closed tear to fore edge of title page. toned pages otherwise clean and crisp, binding remains sound. Considered by Elliott Coues to be one of the three "synoptical gospels" of the Astoria enterprise (along with the narratives of Gabriel Franchere and Ross Cox). Alexander Ross came to Astoria at the beginning and his narrative includes a general account of the venture, the overland expedition, the geography and the native tribes. Appendices: Chinook Vocabulary; Table of the Weather at the Mouth of the Columbia. Fold out Map of the Columbia to Illustrate Ross's Adventures.

OREGON HISTORY PACIFIC NORTHWEST ASTORIA FUR TRADE CHINOOK INDIANS ORDER OF THE GARTER FOLD OUT MAP COLUMBIA RIVER

Price = 975.00 USD



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