The Journal of Lewis and Clark Expedition with Only One Man Died: the Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Author: Gary E )Moulton (1942-    ) and Eldon George (Frenchy) Chuinard

Year: 1979-2001

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press and Arthur H Clark Company

Place: Lincoln and Glendale


13 volumes. Volume 1: Atlas: xi+192 pages with 126 maps (some folding); Volume 2: August 30, 1803-August 24, 1804: x+612 pages with tables, illustrations, maps and index; Volume 3: August 25, 1804-April 6, 1805: ix+544 pages with illustrations, maps, tables and index; Volume 4: April 7-July 27, 1805: ix+464 pages with illustrations, map, tables and index; Volume 5: July 28-November 1, 1805: xii+415 pages with illustrations, map, tables and index; Volume 6: November 2, 1805-March 22, 1806: xii+531 pages with map, illustrations, tables and index; Volume 7: March 23-June 9, 1806: x+383 pages with illustration, map, tables and index; Volume 8: June 10-September 26, 1806: x+456 pages with illustrations, map, tables and index; Volume 9: The Journals of John Ordway, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806, and Charles Floyd May 14-August 18, 1804: xxii+419 pages with tables and index; Volume 10: The Journal of Patrick Gass, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806: xxix+300 pages with index; Volume 11: The Journals of Joseph Whitehouse, May 14, 1804-April 2, 1806: xix+459 pages with index; Volume 12: Herbarium of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: 288 pages with illustrations and index; Volume 13: Comprehensive Index: 174 pages with appendix. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 7") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines for all the volumes except volume 12 Herbarium Large Quarto (12 1/4" x 9 1/4") and the Atlas Folio (19 3/4" x 13 3/4") issued without jacket all others in original publisher's jackets. Signed by the editor in volume 9, with E G Chunard Only One Man Died: the Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: 444 pages with color frontispiece, plates, appendix, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First editions.

In 1979 a project to publish a completely re-edited version of the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was started at the University of Nebraska. This new version was co-sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies and by the American Philosophical Society, and the Editor was Dr. Gary Moulton. For the next 20 years Dr. Moulton would be knee deep in journal entries, maps and scientific notes. The new addition would number 13 regular volumes, including an atlas of maps and Herbarium, the journals of Lewis, Clark, John Ordway, Charles Floyd, Patrick Gass, and Joseph Whitehouse, a volume of the expedition's botanical specimens, plus a comprehensive index. Dr. Moulton had to decipher the hand written text of these journals from micro film or the original texts to get the most accurate reading possible. This could be a real challenge with poor penmanship, improper spelling and the age of the entries. (Captain Clark spelled the Indian tribe Sioux 27 different ways ). It was Dr. Moulton's dedication to this project that produced most comprehensive works of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in print today.

E G Chuinard's amazing research and writings is an extensive treatment of medical research of the Expedition and fills in this gap in the history of the expedition.


Atlas volume is some what faded, some corners and spine ends bumped. Jackets with some edge wear with occasional chips to ends else a very good set in like jackets.

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