THE GREAT RIVER: An Account of the Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi, Together with Views, Descriptive and Pictorial, of the Cities, Towns, Villages and Scenery on the Banks of the River.
Original blue cloth covered boards with front cover blind-stamped and gilt stamped with mixed fonts over map of lakes (including canoe and paddle as part of the "D."). Spine is decorated with bright gilt lettering in seal and picture of canoe and paddles. All gilt is complete and bright as new. This FIRST EDITION has acrylic cover and is VERY GOOD++ with spine tips and corners very mildly bumped and lightly worn with binding and insides tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Black & white frontispiece engraving of Willard Glazier, by H.B. Hall & Sons from New York, with facsimile of Glazier's signature underneath. Frontispiece is in Near Fine condition still untouched under original tissue. Green and white floral patterned endpapers only part of book slightly sunned around edges. Previous owner's signature in ink with date of "November 27, 1892" on right of blank page inside fep and library rubber stamp on top left of same pages and again very faintly on top of left fep, otherwise book is Near Fine. Hardcover, 506pp, with 35 wood engravings and fold out map of "The Father of Waters" between pp 438-439. Please see our other Glazier listing, Headwaters of The Mississippi, #2231. Bookseller Inventory # 002232
Title: THE GREAT RIVER: An Account of the Discovery...
Publisher: Hubbard Brothers, Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1892
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
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