A Summer in the Wilderness; Embracing a Canoe Voyage Up the Mississippi and Around Lake Superior. Charles Lanman.
A Summer in the Wilderness; Embracing a Canoe Voyage Up the Mississippi and Around Lake Superior
A Summer in the Wilderness; Embracing a Canoe Voyage Up the Mississippi and Around Lake Superior

A Summer in the Wilderness; Embracing a Canoe Voyage Up the Mississippi and Around Lake Superior

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1847.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 208 pp + publisher's ads. Spine has a small paper label (likely a private library number) and is chipped at both ends, corners rubbed through; binding tight, text and endpapers unmarked. "Charles Lanman (1819-1895), a writer, amateur explorer and an artist, was born in Monroe, Michigan, and educated in the Eastern United States. As a young man of 15, he was employed by an East India mercantile company in New York. It was at this time that he began to explore the more inaccessible parts of the eastern seaboard, often by canoe. The sketches, essays, and letters he published about his adventures drew attention on both sides of the Atlantic and most notably, from American author Washington Irving who described Mr. Lanman as 'the picturesque explorer of our country'"(Penn State Library). Buck (Travel and Description, 1765-1865) 403: "These letters.tell of a journey up the Mississippi from St. Louis, with descriptions of scenery, legends of the Illinois Indians, and accounts of Nauvoo and the lead region. The description of Nauvoo shortly after the Mormon exodus is especially interesting." Howes L-90; Flake 4745; Sabin 38925.

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