New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904-1905. Limited Edition, #46/200. Quartos, 15 volumes. Very Good minus. Bound in publisher's grey-green cloth, gilt to spines and front boards. Some variable discoloration to all boards, ranging from minimal (volumes II part 1 to volume VI part II) to covering the entire front board (volume VII part 1). Spine heads and tails with some chipping and general wear. Top edges trimmed, others uncut. Interiors clean, with no bookplates or notes from former owners.
One of 200 large paper sets on Van Gelder paper, this being hand-numbered 46 in each volume. Contains seven volumes in fourteen parts plus the atlas volume.
HR consignment. Shelved above Religion.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Howes L320. Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 5d.1.
This set includes for the first time many major primary documents which did not appear in the (at the time) definitive 1814 Biddle edition. These include the Sergeant Charles Floyd and the Private Joseph Whitehouse journals as well as material from the Clark-Voorhis papers, only unearthed in August of 1903.
"This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions. In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition" (Literature of the Lewis And Clark Expedition 5d1).