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(PHILIPS, George). Travels in North America.
Dublin: Printed by Brett Smith, 1824. Later edition. First published 1822, two other editions were published in 1824 by P. Dixon Hardy, and John Jones; there were only Dublin editions. 12mo., recently rebound with a brown calf spine, marble boards, raised bands, gilt compartments, leather label, 180pp. Frontispiece and four full-page illustrations in the pagination. Some scattered light foxing otherwise a fine copy.

An early falsified narrative of the Lewis and Clark expedition—perhaps simply a plagiarism of published accounts—Travels in North America “purports to narrate the experiences of one George Philips, an Irishman who left home for an extended tour in America. After visiting the West Indies and Mexico, he arrived in St. Louis, where he attached himself to the Lewis and Clark for the traverse of the continent. On the return he left the party at Fort Mandan to travel in Canada.” Curtright, History of the Journals of Lewis and Clark.

TPL 1330, Sabin 62456, Howes P305.

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