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The natural history of Washington territory, with much relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oregon, and California, between the thirty-sixth and forty-ninth parallels of latitude, being those parts of the final reports on the survey of the Northern Pacific railroad route, containing the climate and physical geography, with full catalogues and descriptions of the plants and animals collected from 1853 to 1857

Cooper, J. G. (James Graham), Suckley, George, Cooper, William, Gibbs, George, Gray, Asa, LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), United States. War Dept. Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the . route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean

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Item Description: 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1859 edition. Scanned from the original book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # 158852

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Teton Valley Lithograph General Report of the USPRR Expedition & Surveys 47th and 49th Parallel. Plate XXVIII circa 1855.

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Item Description: USPRR Expedition & Survey, New York, 1855. Plate Planche. Coloured lithographic plate measuring 28cm/11 inches by 22cm/8.5 inches. Please Feel free to inquire as to particulars and/or additional snapshots. Bookseller Inventory # 19577

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Item Description: Pacific Railroad Survey Map, 1853. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Very Good. (6 profiles on sheet), Hor. scale 1/120,000; Vert. scale 1/24,000, 20 x 30 inches, folded, VG (Wagner-Camp number 261:4 No 13). Bookseller Inventory # 013984

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. This lithographic image is bout 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0111

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SANGRE DE CRISTO PASS LOOKING TOWARDS SAN LUIS VALLEY

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by (A. Hoen & Co.) This lithographic image is bout 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0108

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FALLS OF THE SPOKANE

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. This lithographic image is about 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 0110

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PEAKS OF THE SIERRA BLANCA from near Fort Massachusetts

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 38th and 39th Parallels. Lithographed by (Sarony, Major & Knapp) This lithographic image is bout 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 3/4 by 11 inches. There is very little foxing. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0109

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR COMMUNICATING THE SEVERAL PACIFIC RAILROAD EXPLORATIONS. IN THREE VOLUMES.

Pacific Railroad Surveys:

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Item Description: Washington:, 1855. 33d Cong., 1st Sess. HED129. 43pp, disbound with a bit of loosening and edge wear to title page. Good+. This is the introductory report by War Secretary Jefferson Davis ONLY. FIRST EDITION. Wagner-Camp 261:1. Howes P3. Bookseller Inventory # 20399

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Item Description: Washington, DC. Book Condition: Very Good. John Mix Stanley (illustrator). This tinted Pacific Railroad Expedition and Survey original view is from the time period of 1855 through 1861. 47th and 49th Parallels. Lithographed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. This lithographic image is about 6 inches by 9 inches on a sheet that is about 7 1/2 by 10 inches. There is very little foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 0112

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ROCKY MOUNTAINS, GENERAL PROFILE FROM WESTPORT NEAR THE WESTERN BORDER OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI TO THE SEVIER RIVER (GREAT BASIN) [1853-54]

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Item Description: Pacific Railroad Survey Map, Wash, DC, 1853. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Good. Scale 15 miles=1 inch (vertical scale 2,000 Ft to 1 Inch), 13 x 93 inches folded, small tears at folds on left else G-VG, (Wagner-Camp number 261:4 No. 5) (Attractive strip map showing topographic profile of Rockies and Wasatch Mts). Bookseller Inventory # 013985

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR COMMUNICATING THE SEVERAL PACIFIC RAILROAD EXPLORATIONS. IN THREE VOLUMES.

Pacific Railroad Surveys:

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Item Description: Washington:, 1855. 33d Cong., 1st Sess. HED129. 43, 116, [1] pp. Disbound, light foxing, Good+. This is an offering of the introductory report by War Secretary Jefferson Davis, and the Humphreys-Warren report [volume1, introductory report plus section 1]. FIRST EDITION. Wagner-Camp 261:1. Howes P3. Bookseller Inventory # 20400

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Made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-6. Vol. 9, part 2: General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes.

Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

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Item Description: Washington 1858., 1858. 4to. LVI, 1005pp. Orig. blindstamped cloth. Front hinge partly cracked otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7499AB

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the . Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean -- Volume 1,

Pacific Railroad Survey - Vol. 1)

Published by A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington (1855)

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Item Description: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Large 4to. Original half leather. Spine in 5 compartments with raised b ands. Dark green lettering label, blac. And with a contemporary hand-lettered paper label reading 'Pacific Railroad Survey Vol. VIII.' Contains reorts on the various routes for the railroad to the Pacific. Edges worn, corners bumped, else a very good copy. See Howes P3, Cowan, p. 152. House Document 91. Bookseller Inventory # 16980

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 48 and 69 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #48 Grand Coulee; #69 Mt. Rainier from near Steilacoom., These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009881

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #3 Sauk River; #4 Lightning Lake; #5 White Bear Lake; #6 Pike Lake; #7 Bois de Sioux River. These are sold as, a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images available upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009872

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 8, 9, 11, 12, & 13 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #8 Maple River; #9 "Shyenne" River; #11 Lake Jessie; #12 Camp Red River Hunters; #13 Butte De Morale., These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can bemixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images available upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009873

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 36, 37, [37], 38 & 39 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #36 Falls of Spokane; #37 Lieutant Grovers Dispatch - Return of Gov. Stevens to Fort Benton; #37** Fort, Okinakane [second of two plates numbered 37]; #38 Hudson Bay Mill; #39 Chemakane Mission. These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009877

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 15, 17, 18, 19, & 20 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #15 near Mouse River; #17 Council with White Man's Horse; #18 Milk River near Junction of Missouri;, #19 A Cotton Wood Grove; #20 Milk River and Panthere Mountain. These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can be mixed andmatched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images available upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009874

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 21, 22, 26, 29, & 30 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #21 Distribution of Goods to the Gros Ventre; #22 Milk River - Bear's Paw Mountain in the Distance; #26, Marias River; #29 Approach to Cadotte's Pass; #30 Fort Owen - Flathead Village. These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images available upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009875

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 31, 32, 33, 34, & 35 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #31 Victor's Camp - Hell Gate Ronde; #32 Awaiting the Return of Mr. Tinkham; #33 Nez Perces [image is, noticeably foxed]; #34 Crossing the Bitter Root; #35 Coeour D'Alene Mission St. Ignatius River. These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images available upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009876

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 40, 41, 42, 43, 46 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #40 Mouth of Peluse River; #41 Peluse Falls; #42 Old Fort Walla Walla; #43 Dalles; #46 Cape Horn, Columbia River., These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also, they can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009879

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Item Description: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1857. Volume VII only, Large quarto. Illustrated with than 8 plates (one plate with torn upper margin, others fine) of scenery, 12 paleontology plates, 14 plates of geology, 2 coloured maps (folding): Geological Plan .San Francisco to Los Angeles and Geologic Plan.Rio Grande to Pimas Villages, and 8 botanical plates. . House of Representatives, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, Executive Document 91.Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War at the time of the Survey expedition. A large number of issues surrounding the whole project existed still when he finally got appropriation to fund the project with the assistance of Senator Gwin, California. Some of the questions were: Where to build it? Where to begin and where to end? Which states to go through? As can be readily imagined the political and regional pressures were enormous. Finally, four routes were selected to be explored. The one most favoured by Jefferson Davis himself was the fourth route from Texas along the Gila River to San Diego; another supported by Senator Thomas Hart Benton followed the Kansas River to Arkansas to Salt Lake along the 37-39th parallels. Yet another proposed "middle route" ran from Arkansas through across New Mexico and Arizona and finally crossed the Mojave Desert in California. The northernmost route proposed came along the Missouri River across the Northern Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound, staying along the 47-49th parallels. In addition, of course, there were surveys on the west coast suggesting routes to link San Diego, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.When the reports were complete they encompassed much more than just a railroad survey, they also included natural history, topography and geology of the territories surveyed, and were amply illustrated with plates and maps. John M. Stanly was the most prominent of the eleven illustrators accompanying the expedition and he illustrated more plates than any of the others. The plates show scenery, native inhabitants, flora, fauna, archaeological interests, as well as numerous maps. There are also many plates of birds of all kinds. The reconnoisances made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical map of the West.Published by the Federal Government, these reports provide the single most important contemporary source of knowledge for the geography of the West. The set is a corner stone work in a Western Americana collection and is considered one of the most important works on the Transmississippi West for its published reports on the explorations and the data collected during the surveys. [Wagner-Camp The Plains and the Rockies, p. 262] Covers somewhat rubbed, front joint weak, interior clean black leather spine with green gilt lettered spine label, over marbled boards. Bookseller Inventory # 26006

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Item Description: Beverly Tucker, Washington, 1857. Volume VII only, Large quarto. Illustrated with than 8 plates of scenery, 12 paleontology plates, 14 plates of geology, 2 coloured maps (folding): Geological Plan .San Francisco to Los Angeles and Geologic Plan.Rio Grande to Pimas Villages (a little creased and with light tears where affixed), and 8 botanical plates. . Senate, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, Executive Document 78.Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War at the time of the Survey expedition. A large number of issues surrounding the whole project existed still when he finally got appropriation to fund the project with the assistance of Senator Gwin, California. Some of the questions were: Where to build it? Where to begin and where to end? Which states to go through? As can be readily imagined the political and regional pressures were enormous. Finally, four routes were selected to be explored. The one most favoured by Jefferson Davis himself was the fourth route from Texas along the Gila River to San Diego; another supported by Senator Thomas Hart Benton followed the Kansas River to Arkansas to Salt Lake along the 37-39th parallels. Yet another proposed "middle route" ran from Arkansas through across New Mexico and Arizona and finally crossed the Mojave Desert in California. The northernmost route proposed came along the Missouri River across the Northern Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound, staying along the 47-49th parallels. In addition, of course, there were surveys on the west coast suggesting routes to link San Diego, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.When the reports were complete they encompassed much more than just a railroad survey, they also included natural history, topography and geology of the territories surveyed, and were amply illustrated with plates and maps. John M. Stanly was the most prominent of the eleven illustrators accompanying the expedition and he illustrated more plates than any of the others. The plates show scenery, native inhabitants, flora, fauna, archaeological interests, as well as numerous maps. There are also many plates of birds of all kinds. The reconnoisances made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical map of the West.Published by the Federal Government, these reports provide the single most important contemporary source of knowledge for the geography of the West. The set is a corner stone work in a Western Americana collection and is considered one of the most important works on the Transmississippi West for its published reports on the explorations and the data collected during the surveys. [Wagner-Camp The Plains and the Rockies, p. 262] Very minimal rubbing to lower edges, lower right corner a little bumped affecting all leaves, slight dampstain lower right affecting approx. first 20 leaves, endpapers with some foxing, occasional foxing throughout original black cloth decoratively stamped in blind, lettered in gilt on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 31149

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Chromolithographs] Plates nos. 47, 51, 63, 66, & 67 from Vol. XII, Part 1 of the Mississippi to Pacific Railroad Survey, 1860

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1860. Plate legends: #47 Kettle Falls, Collumbia River; #51 Bear's Teeth, Missouri River; #63 Rocky Mountains, Looking Westward;, #66 Bitter Root River near Ft. Owen; #67 Columbia River, junction of Des Chutes. These are sold as a lot or can be purchased individually. Also,they can be mixed and matched with plates from other lots. Details and digital images upon request. Overall, Very Good. Occasional foxing to margins. Bookseller Inventory # 009880

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Item Description: Beverly Tucker, Washington, 1856. Volume III only, Large quarto. Illustrated with than 8 plates of scenery, 12 paleontology plates, 14 plates of geology, 2 coloured maps (folding): Geological Plan .San Francisco to Los Angeles and Geologic Plan.Rio Grande to Pimas Villages (a little creased and with light tears where affixed), and 8 botanical plates. . Senate issue, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, Executive Document 78.Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War at the time of the Survey expedition. A large number of issues surrounding the whole project existed still when he finally got appropriation to fund the project with the assistance of Senator Gwin, California. Some of the questions were: Where to build it? Where to begin and where to end? Which states to go through? As can be readily imagined the political and regional pressures were enormous. Finally, four routes were selected to be explored. The one most favoured by Jefferson Davis himself was the fourth route from Texas along the Gila River to San Diego; another supported by Senator Thomas Hart Benton followed the Kansas River to Arkansas to Salt Lake along the 37-39th parallels. Yet another proposed "middle route" ran from Arkansas through across New Mexico and Arizona and finally crossed the Mojave Desert in California. The northernmost route proposed came along the Missouri River across the Northern Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound, staying along the 47-49th parallels. In addition, of course, there were surveys on the west coast suggesting routes to link San Diego, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest.When the reports were complete they encompassed much more than just a railroad survey, they also included natural history, topography and geology of the territories surveyed, and were amply illustrated with plates and maps. John M. Stanly was the most prominent of the eleven illustrators accompanying the expedition and he illustrated more plates than any of the others. The plates show scenery, native inhabitants, flora, fauna, archaeological interests, as well as numerous maps. There are also many plates of birds of all kinds. The reconnoisances made possible the first reasonably accurate topographical map of the West.Published by the Federal Government, these reports provide the single most important contemporary source of knowledge for the geography of the West. The set is a corner stone work in a Western Americana collection and is considered one of the most important works on the Transmississippi West for its published reports on the explorations and the data collected during the surveys. [Wagner-Camp The Plains and the Rockies, p. 262] Some wear to spine and covers, occasional light foxing original black cloth decoratively stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 27610

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Pacific Railroad] Reports of Explorations & Surveys.for a RR Rte. from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Vol. VII

Pacific Railroad Surveys] Parke, John G. and Albert H. Campbell

Published by House Repre., 33rd Congress, Washington, D.C. (1857)

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Item Description: House Repre., 33rd Congress, Washington, D.C., 1857. with 8 col. plates & 43 b&w (illustrator). Ex. Doc. #91. 11 1/2 x 9", This vol. is a report upon explorations for a RR route from from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California, west of the, Coast Range, and from the Pimas villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande, near the 32nd parallel of N. latitude. 1854-55. In three parts and five appendices. Part I. General Report, illustrated with 8 colored lithos by A.H. Campbell. Part II. Geological Report by T.A. Conrad with 10 b&w paleo plates and 14 geological profiles. Part III. Botanical Report by John Torrey, including 8 b&w engravings. Appendices: #1, Meteorology and Barometric results by Campbell; #2, Report on the route from San Diego to Ft. Yuma, via San Diego River, Warner's Pass, and San Felipe Canyon by Chas. H. Poole; #3, Translation of an archive from Tucson by Barragua; #4, description of maps and profiles by D. Major; #5, table of distances & other observations by Campbell. Finally, two progress reports & a table exhibiting comparative lengths & cost of the different routes by A. A. Humphreys and two extracts from the annual reports of the Sec. of War. VG. 3/4 Leather, marbled boards. Usu wear, solid interior. Bookseller Inventory # 005356

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the . Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean -- Volume 2,

Pacific Railroad Survey - Vol. 2)

Published by A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington (1855)

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Item Description: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Large 4to. Original half maroon leather. Spine ruled in gilt with gilt titles. Marbled paper boards in a non-pareil pattern. Contains the reports on various routes, including the route from the Rio Grande and the Pimas as well as the route lying between the mouths of the San Pedro and Gila Rivers. Illustrated with colored aquatints. Some light foxing and occasional light damp staining. A good copy in a very good Binding. See Howes P3, Cowan, p. 512. House Document No. 91. Bookseller Inventory # 16983

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Pacific Railroad] Reports of Explorations & Surveys.for a RR Rte. from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Vol. II

Pacific Railroad Surveys] Beckwith, E.G., J. Torrey & A. Gray, Fred Lander, J. Pope, Wm. P. Blake, John G. Parks, Wm. H. Emory

Published by Hse. Repre., 33rd Congress, Washington, D.C. (1855)

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Item Description: Hse. Repre., 33rd Congress, Washington, D.C., 1855. 13 col. lithographs & 24 b&w (illustrator). Ex. Doc. #91. 11 1/2 x 9", This vol. contains 13 color-tinted lithographs by John Mix Stanley from sketches by Richard Kern & one from a sketch by, F.W. Egloffstein, plus 24 b&w geological and botanical plates. The two fold-out maps that reportedly come with this vol. are not present. Among the reports: 1) Beckwith's account of Gunnison's explorations at the mouth of the Kansas River to the Sevier Lake in the Great Basin; 2) Beckwith's Explorations for a Route on the Line of 41st Parallel; 3) Torreyand Gray on the botany of the expedition; 4) Lander gives a synopsis for a route from Puget Sound via South Pass to the Mississippi River; 5) Pope reports on the exploration for a route near the 32nd Parallel N Latitude from the Red River to the Rio Grande; 6) Blake on the geology of the route near the 32nd Parallel; 7) Parks on the explorations near the 32nd Parallel, lying between Dona Ana on the Rio Grande & the Pima villages on the Gila; 8) Emory: extracts from a report of military reconnaissance made betw. 1846 and 1847. VG. 3/4 Leather, marbled boards. Usu wear, solid interior. Bookseller Inventory # 005351

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Reports Of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain The Most Practical And Economical Route For a Railroad From The Mississippi To The Pacific Ocean, Volume II

Pacific Railroad Survey, (author)

Published by War Department (U.S.A.), Publ., Washington, D. C., Pl. (1855)

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Item Description: War Department (U.S.A.), Publ., Washington, D. C., Pl., 1855. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 4to - 11-3/4" x 8-3/4". PACIFIC RAILROAD REPORTS Quarto Edition Volume II (Ref. Wagner & Camp 4th ed. 262a, page 471). Half-leather over marbled boards, consists of seven reports, each paginated separately, about 608pp total including original endpapers & blank pages, plus 4 plates of b/w illustrations of fossils, 20 plates of botanical b/w illustrations and 2 fold-out maps in color "From the Red River to the Rio Grande;" the southern route favored by Sec. of War Jefferson Davis . There are TWO ANOMALIES between the W & C ref. and our copy: "33rd Congress 2d Session #91" -- ours states 3rd Session; "Beverly Tucker, printer" -- ours states A.O.P. Nicholson. The authors of the reports are: 1. Gunnison & Beckwith, 2. Beckwith, 3. Lander, 4. Pope, 5. Blake, 6. Parke, 7. Emory. (Blake's report is not included in "Contents of Volume II", p.viii.). William P. Blake also did the maps. A Report on the Botany of the Expedition by John Torrey and Asa Gray is included in Beckwith's 2nd report. Condition: Although complete, the book looks a bit rough as the leather backstrip has been replaced with wide brown tape, the corners are bare of the original leather and are worn, and the front inner hinge is broken through completely. The back hinge is intact and the binding still serviceable, text supple and quite readable. The text edges are faded & browned but the text is only slightly agetoned to a creamy white, however, two of the illustration plates are significantly browned, and the last one has some scattered light foxing along the fore edge and somewhat into the illustrion. The maps are clean, intact, strong and supple. The bookplate of Earle R. Forrest is affixed to the front pastedown, and he has rather liberally scattered a discreet rubber stamping of his name throughout the text, but not on any tables or illustrations. Mr. Forrest (1881-1971) was a noted author, fiction and non-, historian and newspaperman, living and working in the southwest and his native Pennsylvania. A few of his works include: The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians, Missions and Pueblos of the Old Southwest, California Joe, Lone War Trail of Apache Kid, etc. 4to - 11-3/4" x 8-3/4". Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 013945

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Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4.volume IV [4]

United States. Pacific Railroad Survey

Published by Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856] (1856)

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Item Description: Washington, D. C. , A. O. P. : Nicholson, Printer [1854-1856], 1856. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 1 vol. (various pagings) : ill ; 30 cm. Subjects; Natural history - West (U. S. ) . Indians of North America - West (U. S. ) . Geology - California. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 120572

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