BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Early western travels 1748-1846 : A series of annotated reprints of some of the best and rarest contemporary volumes of travel, descriptive of the Aborigines and social and economic conditions in the Middle and Far West, during the period of early American settlement. An elaborate analytical index to… Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913

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"Edited with historical, geographical, ethnological and bibliographical notes and introductions and index by Reuben Gold Thwaites. With facsimiles of the original title pages, maps, portraits, views, etc. 32 volumes, large 8vo, cloth, uncut, gilt tops. Price $4.00 net per volume (except the Maxmilian Atlas, which is $15.00 net). The edition is limited to 750 complete sets, each numbered and signed; but in addition thereto, a limited number of the volumes will be sold separately. An elaborate analytical index to the whole. Almost all of the original are without indexes. In the present reprint series, this immense mass of historical data will be made accessible through two exhaustive analystical index, to occupy the concluding two volumes." -- Title page

"750 complete sets printed.
A standard work, with valuable editorial matter, including bibliographical details of earlier editions of the works in the series. Includes some material on the Oregon Territory.
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