New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895.
Hardcover. Very good. Three volumes, limited large paper edition, number 53 of 150 sets printed on handmade paper, illustrated with frontispiece portrait and seven maps (six in pocket at rear of Volume III). Original white cloth spines and paper-covered boards. Edgewear, typical light toning and soiling to spine cloth, internally sound and clean, partially unopened. Unique to this set is the addition of a four-page pamphlet bound in after the title page in Volume I, titled "Report of the Committee Appointed the Twenty Second Ultimo to Inquire into if any, and what Compensation Ought to be Made to Captain Pike and His Companion, for their Services in Exploring the Mississippi River, and in their Expedition to the Sources of the Osage, Arkensaw, and La Plate Rivers, Together with their Tour Through New Spain" (Washington, 1808), a copy of which sold alone at auction in 2021 for $900. Howes (P-373) deems this the "best edition" of Pike's narrative. Jenkins (Basic Texas Books p. 441) praises Coues' "lengthy preliminary material, excellent though harsh critical commentary, [and] extensive annotations."