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Book Number 1681 
Author William H. Keating 1799-1840 
Title Narrative of an Expidition to the Source of the St. Peter’s River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods... 
Date 1825 
Publisher Geo. B. Whittaker 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information
Cover recent cloth, spine with black morocco label, all edges tinted yellow. 
Illustration 7 engraved plates including a frontis of native americans entitled “Wanton and his son” engraved by R. Fenner, 3 folding tables. The plate index calls for a map of the country on page 1 but in this copy it is lacking. 
Size 8vo 
Condition The plate index calls for a map of the country on page 1 but in this copy it is lacking. Occasional mild foxing other a good copy. 
Provenance  
Pagination Volume 1. P. frontis, title, blank, dedication (1), blank, xiii, (3), 458; Volume 2 P. title, blank, 248; appendix 156. 
Reference Sabin 37137 
Translation Info  
Notes A mineralogist and chemist associated with the University of Pennsylvania (1822-1828), he was a central figure in the scientific community in Philadelphia during the 1820s and 1830s. Active in the American Philosophical Society and Academy of Natural Sciences, and a founding member of the Franklin Institute, Keating was the official geologist on Stephen Harriman Long's expedition to the Great Lakes in 1823 and spent three years in the late 1820s surveying the mineral resources of Mexico. His work with Long represented one of the first topographic and mineralogical surveys of the Great Lakes, for which he was given responsibility for compiling and publishing the results as Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River : Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, &c., &c. Performed in the year 1823. 
Price (US$) 575  
Short Description Book Voyages General;; Book Americas 
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