First Across the Continent: The Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Yohn, F.C.; Catlin, George; Frost, A.B.; St Memin; Seton-Thompson, Ernest. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2290971
First edition. Includes folding map following text. Faint stain to top marginal corner of some pages, front free endpaper removed, some tiny white spotting on rear board (paint spatter?).
xii, , 365,  pp. 8vo. Olive cloth, gilt and black titles, buffalo head vignette and braided border on front board, tepee vignette on spine. An account of one of the most important exploring expeditions in American history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (A.K.A. the Corps of Discovery Expedition). Brooks details the progress of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through the Continental Divide, and terminating at the Pacific Coast. They passed through a great deal of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase, mapping the area as they went, and established a practical route to the western half of the continent that allowed the westward expansion of the United States to outpace the ambitions of Great Britain and other imperial powers. Includes black-and-white photographs, maps taken from Clark's original survey, and illustrations from drawings by F.C. Yohn, George Catlin, A.B. Frost, St Memin, and Boy Scouts of America co-founder Ernest Seton-Thompson.