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Auction: Auction 21.06.2005
was auctioned on: 21 June 2005
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LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838). Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806 . Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904-1905.

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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:  US$15,600
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LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838). Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806 . Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904-1905. 7 volumes in 14 parts, and atlas volume, 4 o (310 x 229 mm). Plates (some occasional pale offsetting). Original grey-green cloth gilt, edges untrimmed. LIMITED EDITION, number 175 of 200 large-paper copies on Van Gelder paper. A cornerstone of modern historical research, printing for the first time many major primary documents which did not appear in the Biddle edition, including the Floyd and Whitehouse journals, and material from the Clark-Voorhis papers, along with facsimile manuscripts, maps, portraits and other illustrative matter. Also valuable is Victor Paltsits's bibliography of the Lewis and Clark expedition, in the first volume. "This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions. In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition" ( Literature of the Lewis And Clark Expedition 5d1). Howes L-320 ("c"); Wagner-Camp-Becker 13:7 (note). "THE MOST ELABORATE WORK ON THIS EXPEDITION" (Howes). (15)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 21.06.2005
Date of the auction: 21 Jun 2005
Address: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center