Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
  • All departments
  • R1,000 - R2,500 (1)
  • -

Showing 1 - 1 of 1 matches in All departments

Jefferson's Western Explorations - Discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita....The Natchez... Jefferson's Western Explorations - Discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita....The Natchez Edition, 1806. A Facsimile. (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson, Doug Erickson, Paul Merchant, Jeremy Skinner
R1,533 Discovery Miles 15 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson's 1806 Message provided the U.S. Congress, the American people, and interested parties throughout the world with a summary not only of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but of other expeditions of the time. The value of this "Message from the President, " in addition to its rarity, is in the wealth of information it provided to individuals in the early nineteenth century about the wilderness in the unknown West, and the insights provided to today's reader.

It is one of the rarest of printed items in the bibliography of early works on Lewis and Clark.

Jefferson's Search for Information. The 1806 Message is an example of the Jeffersonian value of and search for information about the western lands recently acquired from France. The Message brings together the most authoritative accounts of the Louisiana Purchase, combining information from the explorations of Lewis and Clark on the Missouri, William Dunbar and George Hunter on the Ouachita, and Dr. John Sibley's researches on the Red River territory into one report, introduced by Jefferson himself.

Editorial Background. The editors place the document in the context of Jefferson's interest in exploration of the West. They offer comparisons between the expeditions included in the Message and discuss the sources that assisted the leaders of these endeavors. A thorough history of the printer and his press is provided, along with an informative assessment of the location and provenance of known copies of the Natchez edition.

Additional material included. The Natchez reprint of the Message, appearing after versions published in Washington and New York, also includes extracts from Dunbar's journal, as well as significant botanical observations not printed in those earlier editions. As such, the Natchez reprint is distinctly valuable in providing this unique information--a printed facsimile of this item is long overdue.

Two appendices follow the text, including pages from the Washington edition not included in the Natchez edition, and a survey of correspondence of John Sibley available at the Library of Congress. The volume also includes four maps intended to accompany the original 1806 publications.

Four folding maps are included in a special envelope at the rear of the book. The facsimile is augmented by an extensive introduction, two appendices, works cited, index, and seven illustrations. Printed on acid-free paper and bound in rich moss-green cloth with gold foil-stamped spine and front cover. Issued in an edition of only 750 copies.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Sony NEW Playstation Dualshock 4 v2…
R1,299 R889 Discovery Miles 8 890
Sarah Brightman CD R341 Discovery Miles 3 410
Hoover Power 5 Filter Kit
R499 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740
AVENT Ultra Soft Soother (Birth - 6…
R199 Discovery Miles 1 990
Viking V1428 Board Lever Arch File…
R24 Discovery Miles 240
The Kid Who Would Be King
Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, … DVD R150 R30 Discovery Miles 300
Spectra S1 Double Rechargeable Breast…
R3,899 R3,499 Discovery Miles 34 990
Casio LW-200-7AV Watch with 10-Year…
R899 R765 Discovery Miles 7 650
Swiss Mobile QUALCOMM Micro-USB Wall…
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490
Music To Be Murdered By
Eminem CD R150 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320