Or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains
by Washington Irving
VOL II ONLY
--CONDITION--This book is in fair condition. Hardcover. Blue beveled cloth boards with elaborate gilt titles. Covers are worn along edges and corners. Cloth is torn along the spine. Hinges tight. Illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs and illustrations. Text block is crisp and clean; typeset within decorative borders. Illustrations have printed tissue guards. 391 pages. -
-ABOUT THIS ITEM--
The book describes an expedition to the mouth of the Columbia River and the ultimate failure of attempts in the early 19th century to establish a permanent American-controlled commercial base at Astoria. The 1810–1813 expedition was financed by the New York businessman, John Jacob Astor, with a view to establishing a trading post for his Pacific Fur Company, in competition with British and, to a lesser extent, Russian interests in the region. As described in Astoria, the expedition involved a sea journey by the ship, Tonquin, as well as overland journeys that blazed what would ultimately become the Oregon Trail.
Item Dimensions: 9.0 inches x 6.25 inches