First edition of Tales Of Travels West Of The Mississippi by Solomon Bell, published in 1830, the first juvenile book about the region west of the Mississippi and specifically, the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This copy is lacking the map.
Twelvemo, xvi, 162pp. Publisher’s original boards, modern brown cloth spine, title in gilt. Contemporary endpapers. Frontispiece portrait plus 42 individual illustrations, some colored. Prior ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Occasional toning and spotting throughout. Authored by Solomon Bell, the pseudonym for William Joseph Snelling. (Sabin 85429) (Howes S-739) (Graff 3875) (Literature Lewis & Clark, 6b, 225) All illustrations called for in The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are present. A nice example.