Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1925. Hardcover. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. 16mo. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering, rules and medallion. xxii, 239pp. Top edge gilt. Captioned tissue-guarded frontispiece, foldout map, illustration. Very good. Mild edgewear only, else internally fine. Item #46224
Tight and really nice copy of the 23rd volume in the "Lakeside Classics," the annual Christmas keepsake given by this printer and publisher to friends and clients starting in 1903. First published in Philadelphia in 1810 in two volumes, its original title explained: "An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and Through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kansas, 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 Interior Parts of New Spain, When Conducted Through These Provinces, by Order of the Captain-General in the Year 1807." Early Lakesides from their "green period" -- the first thirty years -- have become scarce in recent years. A lovely, bright copy with the gentlest hint of wear. HOWES L443 note.