THE HISTORY OF OREGON, GEOGRAPHICAL AND POLITICAL: Embracing an Analysis of the Old Spanish Claims, the British Pretensions, the United States Title; an Account of the Present Condition and Character of the Country, and a Thorough Examination of the Project of a National Rail Road from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. To which is added a journal of the events of the celebrated emigrating expedition of 1843, etc.
New York: William H. Colyer, 1845. First edition. (128) pp., folding frontispiece map (in facsimile) octavo, later quarter morocco and marbled boards in matching slipcase. George Wilkes (1817-1885) was a crusading journalist and for several years publisher of the lurid tabloid National Police Gazette. The text is divided into 2..... More