THREE YEARS' TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA, FOR MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND MILE, .

Carver, Jonathan (Captain of the Provincial troops in America)

Published by Isaiah Thomas & Co., Walpole, NH, 1813
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Title: THREE YEARS' TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE INTERIOR...

Publisher: Isaiah Thomas & Co., Walpole, NH

Publication Date: 1813

Binding: HC

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280pp ".CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE LAKES, ISLANDS, AND RIVERS, CATERACTS, MOUNTAINS, MINERALS, SOIL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTIONS OF THE NORTH WEST REGIONS OF THAT VAST CONTINENT; WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRDS, BEASTS, REPTILES, INSECTS, AND FISHES PECULIAR TO THE COUNTRY. TOGETHER WITH A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE GENIUS, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS OF THE INDIANS INHABITING THE LANDS THAT LIE ADJACENT TO THE HEADS AND WEST OF THE RIVER MISSISSIPPI; AND AN APPENDIX, DESCRIBING THE UNCULTIVATED PARTS OF AMERICA, THAT ARE THE MOST PROPER FOR FORMIRG (sic) SETTLEMENTS." Howes C215 First published in 1778 as TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA . 1766-8. Title page is this Walpole edition has typos and reads "THREE YEARS' TRAVELS THOUGHOUT THE INTERIOR PARTS." Carver penetrated further into the West than other English explorers before the Revolution seeking a transcontinental waterway. Aside from exploring some tributaries of the Mississippi, he made no substantial contributions to geographical knowledge, but his book stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific. CONDITION NOTE CONTINUED: A VERY NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY WITH SOME LIGHT EDGEWEAR. Previous owner's names on black leaves. very good, original calf binding w/black spine label (hardcover). Bookseller Inventory # 045256

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