Place Published: Dublin
Publisher: S. Price
Date Published: 1779
Binding: Hard Cover
First Irish Edition. 5 x 8 inches., , 508 pp. 1 (of 2) copper engraved plates, p.279. The remaining plate is Indian artifacts including a peace pipe. Period full calf, endpapers replaced.
Covers worn, lacking map and one plate; some staining and spots on some pages, a few pencil notations, ink notes on back of plate; otherwise generally good condition.
First Irish edition, appearing after the 1778 London first edition and probably before the 1779 London second edition.
Account of exploration into the interior of North America by an Englishman seeking a transcontinental waterway. Carver penetrated farther to the west that any English explorer before the Revolution. Notwithstanding the lack of substantial contributions to geographic knowledge, Howes notes that "his book...stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark."
Field 251; (Graff 622); Howes C215; Sabin 11184.
Good. Item #2429