The life and times of Patrick Gass : now sole survivor of the overland expedition to the Pacific under Lewis and Clark, in 1804-5-6; also a soldier in the war with Great Britain, from 1812 to 1815, and a participant in the battle of Lundy's Lane
The life and times of Patrick Gass : now sole survivor of the overland expedition to the Pacific under Lewis and Clark, in 1804-5-6; also a soldier in the war with Great Britain, from 1812 to 1815, and a participant in the battle of Lundy's Lane...
First edition. 18cm. 280pp. Frontis. portrait and three plates. Foxing and toning to text and plates. Recently rebound in 3/4 green leather and green cloth; gilt stamped title and author on spine. From the preface: "The biography of its citizens is the history of a nation; and we trust that the reputation of history will not suffer from one departure in permitting the humble biography of a hero of the ranks, to stand by the side of those of the great and titled...." The incredible story of the Corps of Discovery and its exploration of Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase is seen through the lens of this biography of the last surviving member of the expedition. Wagner-Camp 6: 10: "Gass became one of the best-known members of the expedition for several reasons: his key role as sergeant brought his name up frequently in the journals of Lewis and Clark; his account was the first to be published; he was the first to have a biography written about him; and finally, he outlived the other members of the Corps of Discovery by decades, dying at the age of ninety-nine in 1870." Howes J31 Streeter 3067 Wagner-Camp 6: 10 Graff 2183.
Very Good. 12mo. viii, -280 p. front. (port. ) ill., 3 pl. 19 cm. Bound in publisher's dark brown cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. Good binding and cover. Fading to gilt on spine. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Fraying to middle of spine of front cover. Wear to extremities. Contemporary owner's name on FEP of Luther Haymond, 1880. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal tanning. New endpages added, though original endpages are present. Pg 107 is loose. Graff 2183; Howes J31; Streeter 3067; Wagner-Camp 6: 10; Usiana J31. The first biography of any member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, containing an abridgement of his journal kept while crossing the continent. Patrick Gass is perhaps the fourth most famous member of the expedition, after Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea; his Journal, published in 1807, was the first detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition to appear in print, and his long life (he died in 1870 at age 99) added further to his fame. (citing PBA Galleries, June 30, 2005)
New. Book Title Continued...and a participant in the Battle of Lundy's Lane. Together with Gass's journal of the expedition condensed, and also sketches of some events occurring during the last century in the upper Ohio country, Biographies, Reminiscences, ETC. 280 pages, The first 193 pages of the book centers around Patrick Gass and his life history up to the publication date of 1858, at which time he was still alive. The remainder of the book contains 7 chapters of the history of the U.S. focusing mainly on the Ohio Territory. Civil History, Washington's expeditions, Fort Necessity. The Indians and their policy. Indian War of 1768, bounties for scalps, the Six Nations. Braddock's expedition of 1775. Pontiac's War of 1763. Settlements, Titles and Boundaries. Religious Characteristics. Schools & Colleges. Internal Improvements, The Whiskey Rebellion. Also included is an account of the War of 1812, Expeditions to find railroad routes to California, and the character and descriptions of the Indians in the West.
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