Summer in the Wilderness; Embracing a Canoe Voyage Up the Mississippi and around Lake Superior
by Lanman, Charles
New York: D. Appleton & Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1847. First Edition. Softcover. In the original publishers wraps, listed as No. 28 in Appleton's Literary Miscellany, a New Series of Choice Books. With a more recent brown cloth spine. Wraps are edgeworn with soil and chips; first several pages have corners worn off. Interior pages have light soil and a few penciled margin notes. Housed in a brown cloth clamshell box with gilt on the spine.  adverts, -12, 2-208,  adverts, with advertisements inside wraps and on back wrap. In an informative and entertaining narrative of his adventures, Lanman makes observations on Native Americans, voyageurs, Nauvoo after the Mormons fled, Catholics, wolf hunting, fishing, and more. Charles Lanman was a government librarian, artist, newspaperman, and adventurer who also sketched what he saw throughout the American West. Howes L 90, Flake 4745, Sabin 38925.; 7 1/2" x 5" . (Inventory #: 010932)
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