Attractive Decorative Leather Bound Copy Complete w/ all 22 Plates (13 Views, 5 Fossil, 4 Botony) and 4 Text Maps (2 Single Page + 2 Folding) but Lacking the Large General Folding Map; All Page Edges Gilt; Text Tight, Clean & Unmarked but w/ Library Stamps Limited to Inside the Front Cover and the Base of the Titlepage; Occasional Light Scattered Foxing and a Few Instances of Smudge Marks, etc. ; A Few Pages Lightly Toned, but Overall a Fresh, Clean Copy; Leather Covers w/ Light Shelfwear & Rubbing; Split at Top of Front Joint Causing Some Tenderness; Two Small Leather Chips Missing at Head of Spine; Handsome Volume that Presents Itself Well! ! Please see Pictures. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ...
Publisher: Gales & Seaton
Publication Date: 1845
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. SoftCover. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1845 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Bookseller Inventory # 454834311
Book Description Gales and Seaton, Printers,, Washington:, 1845. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD174. 693pp. 22 plates, five maps [3 folding] [complete]. Light scattered foxing, Good+ to Very Good. "The most spectacular reconnaissance of the West since Lewis and Clark and the catalyst which changed the entire picture of Western geography and set a generation of pioneers and gold-seekers on the trek westward." Jenkins. The "magnificent" folding map and report "changed the entire picture of the West and made a lasting contribution to cartography." Wheat Transmississippi pp 194-195. FIRST EDITION. Howes F370aa. Streeter Sale 3131. Jenkins Full Howes 924. Wheat Transmississippi West 497. Wagner-Camp 115:1. Field 565. Bookseller Inventory # 30251
Book Description Gales & Seaton, Printers, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. First edition, Senate issue.. Original dark brown ribbed cloth stamped in blind and with gilt spine title, octavo (6 x 9.25 inches), 693pp. 22 lithograph plates, including 13 views, 5 plates of fossils, and 4 botanical plates. 4 maps bound in, including 2 folding maps, large (30 x 50-inch) lithograph map by Charles Preuss in separate folder. Rebacked with original spine laid down, original endpapers. Cover cloth is very clean and gilt spine title unworn. Some spotting to plates, but text, plates and maps are overall remarkably clean and bright. Large folding map with some wear to folds, but near very good. Senate issue, including the astronomical and meteorological reports omitted from the House issue (and later reprints). Fremont's expeditions of 1842-44 resulted in the first reliably mapped route to the west coast. As expedition leader, Fremont achieved all he set out to do and more. After attaining his objective in Oregon in the fall of 1843 he turned his party south to the Great Basin and then -following the Truckee River- crossed the Sierra Nevada in January and February of 1844, reaching Sutter's Fort on March 6 without losing a man, though only half the party's animals reached their destination and a brass cannon was abandoned on the way. One of the folding maps in the text charts the course of the Rio de los Americanos (American RIver) from Mountain Lake (Lake Tahoe) to the Sacramento at New Helvetia. The large map accompanying his report was drawn by Charles Preuss, Fremont's topographical assistant (though he is not credited in the legend) and it is considered a monument of field topography and mapmaking. Zamorano 80 #39, Cowan page 223, Wagner-Camp IV:115:1, Graf 1436, Howes F370). Bookseller Inventory # 20328