PIKE, Zebulon Montgomery (1779-1813). Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1811.
4to (267 x 213 mm). 2 engraved maps (one folding). (Some light spotting or offsetting to a few leaves.) Later 19th-century half tan calf, green cloth-covered boards, marbled edges, by J. G. Goodwyn, Tetbury with his ticket (some light wear, upper joint starting).
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, edited by Thomas Rees, of Pike's journey, the first government-endorsed exploration of the American Southwest. Pike received orders to explore the Arkansas and Red Rivers; it was on this expedition that he attempted to summit the peak later named for him.
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