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The Great Divide: Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in the Summer of 1874

Earl of Dunraven

Published by Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, London, 1876
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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This beautiful first printing bound in tooled red leather boards decorated with black stylized indian designs, gold embossed indian portrait-bust in full headdress over an elaborate gold peace-pipe to the front panel. Embossed gold Indian maiden on black and red spine. The journey is depicted in carefully and beautifully detailed etchings: plate of five Crow Indian chiefs; Poor Elk, Black Foot, Long Ears, He Shows His Face, and Onion. ( Names are also rendered in Crow). Of the several scenic plates one illustrates the Upper Fire Hole of Old Faithful" and another Mammoth Hot Springs on the Gardener's River.The compelling text covers many subjects of natural history, geology and mineralogy encountered on this long, difficult and exhilarating exploration. The erudite Earl has even included chemical analysis of the water of the springs and geysers which he encountered in these travels. The maps: a little the worse for wear, but intact, show The Earl of Dunraven's route; the Upper and Lower Geyser Basin and the Territories of Montana and Wyoming. The second map also includes parts of the Territories of Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, with the Dominion of Canada across the top. The back of the book contains several pages listing the books published by Chatto and Windus in 1874 and 75'. Corners of boards curved inward, wear at head and tail of spine, with a one inch piece loose at top, two inch teardrop stain at bottom back board, hinges starting, not badly, backstrip needs gluing, tape to back of one map, some foxing and soiling, mostly to first pages. This is a unique book and an engrossing read.". Bookseller Inventory # 1941

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Title: The Great Divide: Travels in the Upper ...

Publisher: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, London

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: Tooled Leather

Illustrator: Valentine W. Bromley

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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