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LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. Review of and excerpts from Lewis and Clark's History of the Expedition . In: The Analectic Magazine . Pp. 127-149 and 210-234. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1815.
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. Review of and excerpts from Lewis and Clark's History of the Expedition . In: The Analectic Magazine . Pp. 127-149 and 210-234. Philadelphia: Moses Thomas, 1815. 8 o (216 x 126 mm). Engraved general title. (Some foxing.) Contemporary calf (lightly rubbed). A LENGTHY REVIEW OF LEWIS AND CLARK'S HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION. "There is something peculiarly interesting in the narrative of the adventures of men, who, leaving the circle of civilized life, and cultivated nature, traverse unknown seas on a voyage of discovery, or break their way through the unvisited deserts of a continent, exploring the hidden sources of some immense river, or penetrating to the remote confines of an exterior ocean..." The review praises the detailed journals kept by the two captains which were "judiciously" used by the editor. "What troubled the reviewer, however, was 'disgust at the manner which certain typographical gentlemen in Philadelphia and elsewhere' adopted in ramming together adjectives and nouns" ( Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition p.154). The present is one of the earliest reviews recorded in the Lewis and Clark College bibliography and it is by far the longest. In addition to reviewing the work, extended excerpts are printed. Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 5a.1 (Notices).

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Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Date of the auction: 3 Dec 2007
Address: Christie's
3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center