New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022556
2nd printing. Frontispiece, 365pp. including index, folding map at rear. Lewis and Clark were the first to explore the valleys of the upper Missouri, Yellowstone, and the Columbia and its tributaries. These were uncharted territories for the white men. The first authoritative narrative of the expedition was not published until 1814, although the expedition occupied parts of the years 1804-1806. A near fine, fresh copy bound in green cloth centrally stamped with the head of a Bison in brown, lettering in black and gilt, pictorial spine lettered and decorated in black, brown and gilt depicting a tepee, no names or bookplates, no foxing or fading. A very nice copy with sharp corners and with just a few tiny spots of rubbing.