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Título: The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon M. ...
Editorial: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press, Chicago
Año de publicación: 1925
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket
Edición: First Edition Thus. First Printing.
Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Gift card from R. R. Donnelley & Sons laid in. Illustrated with Tissue-Protected engraved portrait frontispiece and fold-out map. Pike's narrative was originally published in Philadelphia in 1810 as "An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun, Rivers; performed by Order of the Government of the United States during the Years 1805, 1806 and 1807, and a Tour through the Interior Parts of New Spain, when conducted through these Provences, by Order of the Captain-General, in the Year 1807." Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) was an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. As a United States Army captain in 1806–1807, he led the Pike Expedition, sent out by President Thomas Jefferson, to explore and document the southern portion of the Louisiana territory and to find the headwaters of the Red River, during which he recorded the discovery of what later was called Pikes Peak. The Pike expedition coincided with other Jefferson expeditions including the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) and the Thomas Freeman and Peter Custis expedition (1806). The Pike Expedition traveled through present-day Colorado after his party confused their location. This led to capture by Spanish, who sent Pike and his men to Chihuahua (present-day Mexico), and to questioning by the governor. They were released later in 1807 at the border of Louisiana. In 1810 Pike published an account of his expeditions, a book so popular that it was translated into French, German and Dutch for publication in Europe. He later achieved the rank of brigadier general in the Army, serving during the War of 1812. He was killed during the Battle of York, which was won by the United States. . Covers are very lightly soiled, otherwise fine, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 23. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxii, 239 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 20083
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