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. Near fine. Item #47349
Tight, bright, lovely copy of the 23rd volume in the "Lakeside Classics," the annual Christmas keepsake presented by this printer/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. HOWES L443 note.