A two volume complete matching set luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. Edited by Nicholas Biddle with an introduction by John Bakeless. Collector's Edition from the Easton Press Library of Military History.
Condition: Very Fine for both volumes. Tight spines with no marks, writings or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. The condition is of the highest quality without any flaws.
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In 1803, the great expanse of the Louisiana Purchase was an empty canvas. Keenly aware that the course of the nation's destiny lay westwardand that a Voyage of Discovery would be necessary to determine the nature of the frontierPresident Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. From 1804 to 1806, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, Lewis mapped rivers, traced the principal waterways to the sea, and established the American claim to the territories of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
Together the captains kept this journal: a richly detailed record of the flora and fauna they sighted, the native tribes they encountered, and the awe-inspiring landscape they traversed, from their base camp near present-day St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River, that has become an incomparable contribution to the literature of exploration and the writing of natural history.
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