Philadelphia: G.B. Zieber, 1845. First American edition. Small 8vo. viii, , 14-236 pp. + 8 pp. (advertisements). Collates complete as per the Stanford copy. Forms Part VIII of "The Home & Travellers Library Semi-Monthly." Original cloth (spine chipped and partially defective, extremities rubbed), hinges perfectly sound. Small marginal stain on fore-edge of title-page and first 20 pages (not objectionable). Very good. Item #3582
First American edition, originally published in London in 1844 under the title: "History of the Oregon Territory." The author resided in the Oregon Territory for eight years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. Despite that this American edition does not contain the linguistics section, there is extremely valuable documentation on the Pacific Northwest Indians, British Columbia, and the nascent Pacific Northwest states, much of which was unavailable to many American readers at the time. ¶ From the Dorothy Sloan Americana Collection.
Howes D577. Field 467. Graff 1182 (citing the 1st ed.).