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Powell, J. W.

Published by GPO, Washington, 1875, 4to., rebound in black cloth and 3/4 brown buckram, gilt title on spine, 291pp., 80 illus. on 68 sheets (many by Thomas Moran), maps in rear pocket are facsimiles., 1875
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Powell's monumental report on his two Colorado River expeditions, combined to read as if there has been only one voyage. Powell's 1869 exploration was the first documented expedition to successfully navigate the rapids of the Colorado River through the uncharted Grand Canyon. The expedition set off in 1869 with 10 men and 4 boats under the direction of John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran. After 3 months and nearly 1,000 miles, only 5 of the original party emerged from the depths of the Canyon. The journey mapped the last untamed river of the west and named the last unknown regions of American geography. The Henry Mountains and the Dirty Devil River were the last nameless mountain range and river in the continental U.S. until the Powell expedition. Howes P525, Graff 3336. Farquhar 42a. The core volume in any comprehensive River/Canyon library. Very light damping not into plates or text, much of it is unnoticeable. Overall a nice copy. Interesting old handsome book plate inside front cover. "Library of Edgar E. Teller, Presented to the Smithsonian Institution MCMXXIV (1926) This copy issued without map and profile as most, new map pocket added in rear with facsimile map and profile added. Bookseller Inventory # 000023

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Publisher: GPO, Washington, 1875, 4to., rebound in black cloth and 3/4 brown buckram, gilt title on spine, 291pp., 80 illus. on 68 sheets (many by Thomas Moran), maps in rear pocket are facsimiles.

Publication Date: 1875

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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