A Journal of Voyages and Travels in the Interiour of North America,
HARMON Daniel Williams (1820.)
£600.00 [First Edition]
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between 47th and 58th degrees of North latitude, extending from Montreal nearly to the Pacific Ocean [...] to which are added, a concise description of the face of the country, its inhabitants, their manners, customs [...] specimens of the two languages [...] First edition. Frontispiece portrait, folding map. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, original spine laid down. Red morocco label and gilt titles to spine. Lacks errata slip. Map laid down on Japanese tissue. Sight foxing and browning throughout. Half title. 432pp. Andover, Flagg & Gould,
The first edition of this interesting work, edited for publication by Daniel Haskell (who surreptitiously inserted some religious maunderings not found in the author's manuscript). Harmon joined the North West Company in 1780 and travelled to Lake Winnipeg and the Assiniboine, where he stayed some seven years. His later travels took him to Fort William, New Caledonia, Fort Vermillion, Fort Chipewyan, etc. Contains vocabularies of the Crees and Tacullies. The map, engraved by Annin & Smith of Boston, shows the northern United States and Canada to the Pacific Ocean in some detail. "An important book" (Howes), containing valuable firsthand information on the early fur trade.
WAGNER-CAMP 17. SABIN 30404. FIELD 656. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1664. GRAFF 1786. HOWES H205, "b." AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1518. STREETER SALE 3692. PEEL 71. LANDE 1216. TPL 1171.
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