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The Oregon Question; or, a Statement on the British Claims to the Oregon Territory, in Opposition to the Pretensions of the Government of the United States of America

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Title: The Oregon Question; or, a Statement on the British Claims to the Oregon Territory, in Opposition to the Pretensions of the Government of the United States of America Author: Falconer, Thomas Place: London Publisher: Samuel Clarke Date: 1845 Description: 49, [3] pp. Folding map bound-in at rear. (8vo) later olive boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Second Edition. A lawyerly exposition of British claims to the Oregon territory, the second edition being issued as an explicit rebuttal to William Sturgis' lecture before the Mercantile Library Association of Boston on January 22, 1845 -- an interesting case study of the manner in which English and American claims were debated on both sides of the Atlantic. According to Howes, the second edition was not issued with a map, and the map bound-in with this copy was likely taken from a copy of an earlier Falconer work, "On the Discovery of the Mississippi, and on the South-Western, Oregon, and North-Western Boundary of the United States" (1844). The map is titled North America, Published under the Superintendence of the Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (published by Chapman and Hall, 1843), and is hand colored in the outline. An attractive copy of a very scarce work. Howes F17; Sabin 23728; Smith 2970; Wheat Maps 479. Lot Amendments Condition: Light chipping to spine label, penciled notes on front endpapers; pages unopened and untrimmed; near fine. Item number: 228699

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Auktionshaus: PBA Galleries
Titel: Sale 484: Fine Americana - Travel & Exploration - with Ephemera & Manuscript Material
Auktionsdatum: 19.07.2012
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