Title: LIFE, EXPLORATIONS AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF ...
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields
Publication Date: 1856
Illustrator: Frontispiece and 13 Other Plates
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
The first edition variant having the number of plates called for plus an additional one. This copy has 14 plates in all, including the frontispiece portrait of Fremont. Has the plate Headwaters of the Sacramento, and the Kit Carson plate is present. The last page with poem Fre-Mont is numbered (356) at bottom of page. No ads at back. No indication of a later printing (such as words 10th thousand) on title page. Date of 1856 in Roman numerals on title page. Frontispiece plate is tissue protected. A generally very decent copy, the binding solid including the hinges, and the contents quite clean (only a few scattered stains and no foxing). Printed on good paper. The main condition problem is a chip to cloth at upper left of spine affecting some of the title lettering. Final blank yellow endpaper missing its lower half. Cloth with moderate soiling and spine is faded. Bookseller Inventory # 1259
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