New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #29752
New Edition, Revised. The Works of Washington Irving Volume VIII. viii, 519pp. Original green cloth decorated in blind on the front and rear panel, spine lettered in gold and decorated in blind. Folding map of the Oregon Territory from the Best Authorities. "Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific Coast, 1811 -- initial action towards substantiating our claim to Oregon -- including the earliest extended relation of Wilson P. Hunt's overland expedition from St. Louis to that settlement." Howes I81 (citing only the 1836 American edition by Lea and Blanchard). Spine ends frayed, cloth on spine panel a bit faded, light scattered foxing. The map shows some wear along the folds, light toning, and a short closed tear. A very good copy. Sabin 35129. ; Octavo.