Paris: Martin-Beaupre Freres, 1864. ,iv,-322,pp. (with page numbers 121-145 on a single page, as explained in the errata note) and two folding maps. Original pebbled brown cloth, spine gilt, paper label at foot of spine. Cloth lightly sunned, endpapers discolored. Near fine. The third edition, first published in Brussels the previous year. Abbé Louis Rossi west to Washington Territory as a missionary in 1856 with Bishop Blanchet, and was later assigned to northern California and Nevada. The text describes Rossi's voyage to the Pacific Coast, and his missionary labors and journeys around the Northwest, with individual chapters on San Juan Island, San Francisco, and Humboldt Bay. One of the attractive folding maps is of California, and the other is of Washington Territory and northern Oregon. "The Abbé saw much, and told it well" - Cowan. Neither Streeter nor Graff apparently ever owned a copy of any edition, nor did Holliday, Bauer, or Plath. Sabin is in error in assigning a publication date of 1863 to this edition. HOWES R463. SABIN 73420. ROCQ 16033. COWAN, p.543 (note). MONAGHAN 1262 (another ed). SOLIDAY IV:539 (another ed). (Inventory #: WRCAM45954)
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