Item #00009904 Adventurers of Oregon; A Chronicle of the Fur Trade. Constance L. Skinner.
Adventurers of Oregon; A Chronicle of the Fur Trade

Adventurers of Oregon; A Chronicle of the Fur Trade

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1920. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [6], vii-x, 290, [2] pp. Navy cloth with gold rules on the front board, decorations in gold, blue and white, with gold lettering on the front board and spine; top edge gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece, six plates, and a fold-out color map. Volume 22 in The Chronicles of America Series, edited by Allen Johnson. Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "To William Wood, historian with appreciation from the author June 11 20." Skinner's history examines Oregon from the time Lewis and Clark set foot in it to the fall of Jacob Astor's fur empire. About half of her book is devoted to the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and includes the anecdote of how they added Sacajawea to their expedition party. Skinner's narrative is enriched by historical descriptions of Oregon from primary sources. A bright example. Near Fine. Item #00009904

A Near Fine book with a mild odor of tobacco and a tiny dampspot on the bottom textblock.

Price: $250.00

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