London: Samuel Clarke, 1845. 49,pp. plus a contemporary English map of North America bound in at rear. Later green paper boards, gilt leather label. Label lightly rubbed. Near fine. Uncut and unopened. Pencilled notes in the hand of noted Americana dealer Wright Howes inside the front cover. The second edition of this defense of British rights to Oregon Territory, with considerable additions over the first edition of the previous year. Falconer, a British lawyer, came to America in 1840, participated in the Texan-Santa Fe Expedition, and wrote the first book on that affair. The present work on the Oregon boundary question was written partly as a response to William Sturgis' ON THE OREGON QUESTION, reviews the history of United States boundary questions and seeks to establish British title to Oregon Territory. Two postscripts to this second edition were issued separately. The first edition of this work contained a map, but this second edition does not properly contain a map. A previous owner added a folding map of "North America" published by Chapman and Hall in 1843, to this copy, which is the map that belongs in Falconer's earlier ON THE DISCOVERY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, AND ON THE SOUTH-WESTERN, OREGON, AND NORTH-WESTERN BOUNDARY OF THE UNITED STATES (1844). A scarce work in either edition, with an attractive added map. SABIN 23728. HOWES F17. TPL 2710. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 463 (for the map). (Inventory #: WRCAM46246)
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