Washington: Blair and Rives, 1840. First. hardcover. Illustrated by a Map and a Geographical View of Those Countries. Folding map. xii, 227pp. 8vo, later 3/4 brown morocco, small tear in margin of map, scattered light foxing, not including map, otherwise very good. Washington: Blair and Rives, 1840. First Edition. very good(-).
"This valuable memoir relates principally to that part of the Northwest Coast which for years was subject of disputes between Great Britain, Russia, and the United States. It was designed to show the origin, nature, and extent of their respective claims, in order to afford the means of correctly estimating the justice of each." Hill p. 128. "Leading contemporary authority, well documented." Howes G-389. "The ablest and most important work of its time..." Cowan p. 249 note. Graff 1653. Wheat, Transmissippi West, 447.