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Report upon the Colorado River

IVES, Joseph C.

Publication Date: 1861
Hardcover
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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IVES, Joseph C. Report upon the Colorado River of the West. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 1st ed. 4to. 131;14; 154;30;6;31,[1]pp. Frontis., illus., plates (some hand-colored), folding maps (including two large maps). Later 3/4 red morocco and marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt, T.e.g. Light scattered toning and foxing, else a very good copy. HOWES I-92. Doc. Wagner-Camp 375. Sabin 35308. Wheat, 4:pp.98-101. Flake 4287. Goetzmann, pp.379-394. Larned 412. Paher, Nevada, 952. Arizona 100:47. This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River specifically, and one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon (Big Canon of the Colorado), and of the area's native inhabitants. Ives expedition predated John Wesley Powell's expedition by a decade. "[T]he report is one of the most desirable books in the Colorado River field" - Francis P. Farquhar. Bookseller Inventory # 63054

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Title: Report upon the Colorado River

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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All books are in reasonable second-hand condition. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, or personal check. Checks can be made out to the George S. MacManus Company, 12 Water Street, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 USA. Emails can be sent to books@macmanus-rarebooks.com. Phone numbers: 610-520-7273. FAX: 610-520-7272. All inquiries should be directed to Clarence Wolf. Deferred billing available for libraries. PA residents add 6%sales tax.


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