Wellsburg, VA: Jacob & Smith, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very good condition. Item #017587
280 pages of text. Original brown stamped cloth binding with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and fraying along the hinges with some edges re-attached, and with original backstrip remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with a frontisportait of Gass and three plates (pg.59, pg.108, pg.248] as well as other vignettes; complete. Minor spotting to the closed page edges, scattered light soiling to numerous page edges, and a few pages with small spots of staining and a few that have the corners creased. Overall an attractive unrestored example of this memoir of the last survivor of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Title continues "...Together with Gass' Journal of the Expedition Condensed; and Sketches of Some Events Occurring During the Last Century in the Upper Ohio Country, Biographies, Reminiscences, etc." Previous owner's ink name mostly erased from original colored front endpapers. Retains both front and rear sets of the original colored endpapers, as well as two additional white endpapers at the front, and three additional white endpapers at the rear. Howes J-31[aa]. Wagner Camp 6:10. Streeter 3067. Graff 2183. Sergeant Gass lived to age 99, outliving all other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.