Journal of an Exploring Tour Beyond the Rocky Mountains
PARKER, Rev. Samuel
Title continues: "Under the Direction of the A. B. C. F. M. Performed in the Years 1835, '36, and '37; Containing a Description of the Geography, Geology, Climate, and Productions; and the Number, Manners, and Customs of the Natives. With a Map of Oregon Territory." Rev. Samuel Parker accompanied the American Fur Company's exploring party of 1835 from Council Bluffs to Walla Walla, scouting for locations for Presbyterian missions. Parker returned to New York and informed his mission board of the best sites for missions but was then rejected for missionary work due to his advanced age. Instead, he published this book about his journey. The map in this volume is the earliest to illustrate the interior of Oregion with any accuracy. Contains a vocabulary of the Nez Perce, Chenook, and other languages. Howes P-89. Graff 3194. Wagner Camp 70:4. Smith 7896.
Publisher: Published by the Author
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1838
Place Published: Ithaca, NY
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xii, 13-371 p. 20 cm. Contains frontispiece fold-out map, missing in most copies. Rebound in black cloth. Spine label chipped. Former owner's label on front pastedown. Dampstains and foxing throughout.