New Light on the Early History

New Light on the Early History

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COUES, Elliott, editor (1842-1899)
HENRY, Alexander (1739-1824)
THOMPSON, David (1770-1857)


New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest, The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and David Thompson, 1799-1814
  • New Light on the Early History of the Greater Northwest, The Manuscript Journals of Alexander Henry and David Thompson, 1799-1814


    Classic and Important Early History of the Northwest


    The Journals of Alexander Henry, (Partner of the Northwest Company) with Explorations and Life with the Fur Traders on the Red, Saskatchewan, and Columbia Rivers, 1799-1814, are collated from the original manuscripts of David Thompson Explorer and Geographer of the Northwest Company. This work carefully edited with copious notes by Dr. Elliot Coues with maps and comprehensive index is the definitive look at early fur trading and illuminates western North America in the early 19th century.


    Francis P. Harper, New York City, 1897. Very clean green cloth board set issued in a limited edition of 1,100 copies this being Number 1,048 of 1,100. Octavo, 916 pages total for two text volumes. Published as a three volume set, the third volume containing the index and maps (pages 917-1027). Complete with all three maps in map pocket at rear of index. Maps are Fine. Bright gilt tiles to spine and tight bindings. Exceedingly clean and complete set with no previous owner bookplate or writing.


    Representative chapter headings for volume one include: “The Red River Brigade of 1800”, “The Park River Post”, “The Pembina River Post (six chapters), “The Mandan Tour, 1806”, “The Cheyenne Treaty, 1806” etc. Representative chapter headings for volume two include: “The Saskatchewan Brigade of 1808”; “Ethnography of Fort Vermilion”, “To Fort Augustus and Back, 1809”, “Overland from White Earth to the Rocky Mountain House, 1810”, “Over the Great Divide, 1811”, “Geography and Ethnography”, “Down the Saskatchewan, 1811”, and four chapters on the Columbia River expedition to Astoria.


    Most Presentable Limited Edition Set Housed in a Black Cloth Slipcase