Andover: Flagg and Gould, 1820. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Period full calf over boards, title "Harmon's Journal" stamped in gilt onto red spine label, 8vo (8-1/8 inches tall) pp. [xxiv], 432, portrait frontispiece. Binding well worn and rubbed, top of joints starting, errata and folding map lacking (map provided in photocopy); p.o. name and date  in ink and pencil erasure ffep, some pages noted with penciled page numbers at foot, leaf 39/40 with a piece missing at foot - not affecting text, first few pages are loosening and held by a thread, front and rear endpapers with one small hole each, damp stain and light soil within. Housed in a custom chemise and Morocco backed slipcase. A good copy of this famous and poorly made publication. Good. Item #990
Harmon's fame is due mostly to this excellent journal of the fur trade, kept for almost two decades. "This account was edited by Daniel Haskell, and some of it probably written by him under Harmon's dictation." Streeter, 3692. The Preface is signed [in print only] by Haskell. Ref. Howes, H205; Wagner-Camp 17; Sabin, 30404; Peel, 71.
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