London: Richard Phillips, 1807.
Hardcover. Very good. First edition of the English translation, abridged from the original French of 1805. 8vo, pp 106,  (index), in a modern quarter-leather binding. Embossed stamp of the Gorham Library Association on title page, number written in ink at bottom of first text page, otherwise unmarked, clean and sound. "Perrin du Lac describes a trading expedition up the Missouri to the River Blanche (the White River in South Dakota) that left Saint Louis on May 18, 1802 and returned on September 10. He continues with a long note about the Missouri fur trade and an extensive discussion of Indians along the Upper Missouri, including the Mandans, Sioux, Gros Ventres, and Cheyennes" (Wagner-Camp 3:3). Howes (P-244) calls this work "important for details concerning the early fur trade with the Indians on the upper Missouri," but suggests that Perrin du Lac gathered the information from others, rather than making the journey he describes. Sabin 61013; Field 1205.