Journal of an Expedition to the Mauvaises Terres and the Upper Missouri in 1850 ; in the Fifth Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to the Senate and House of Representatives Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution

Washington DC: 1851. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Rebound with red buckram on spine, and black buckram on boards. Gilt titling on spine. Ownership signature in ink by Pulitzer Prize winning author A. B, Guthrie, who also wrote the screenplay for Shane. Pages have light foxing, a bit of wear at edges, and a thin old dampstain at top of pages. 325 p. w/ list of plant specimens taken, list of birds and mammals found on the river, and 2 tables of information for the Sioux and other tribes. An engaging, informative, and important report (p. 84-145) on the Native Americans, forts, activity, flora, fauna, and natural resources along the Upper Missouri River. After the report is a very detailed and interesting list of books and musical works deposited for copyright before and during 1850. Howes C-941. Very good. Item #18718

Price: $195.00

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