The Navigator, 1821 Eleventh Edition, Signed Association Copy


The Navigator, Containing Directions for Navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; with an ample Account of these much Admired Waters, from the Head of the Former to the Mouth of the Latter; and a concise Description of their Towns, Villages, Harbors, Settlements, &c, with Maps of the Ohio and Mississippi. To which is added an Appendix, containing an account of Louisiana, and of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, as Discovered by the Voyage Under Capts. Lewis and Clark.

This is a mostly original 1821 edition, the eleventh (Sabin 17386) written by Zadok Cramer. Professionally rebound in blue leather with new endpapers. Original leaves include front endpapers and title page through page 204 followed by facsimile of remainder of appendix and addenda from a different edition, numbered pages 249 to 360, with original rear endpapers bound in after.

The original endpapers have several handwritten signatures of previous owners believed to be river boat pilots. The following is inscribed on the rear endpapers; "Oramil Gilbert His book bought Dec 23 (?) 1825 Bought of Stephen H Allen Price 50 cts."

Original endpapers and title page are foxed and stained but text and maps are clean with expected aging.

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