Reports of Explorations and Surveys . 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, Part V: Botany of the Expedition; Part VI: Zoology of the Expedition

Whipple, A.W., Bigelow, J. and Englemann, G. et al.

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Pp. 193 + folding hand-colored botanical profile of forest trees, 59 plain plates of Cactaceae (24); Botany (25), and Mosses and Liverworts (10); 288. Publisher's gilt decorated half leather over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, lg 4to. The botanical part contains a General Description of the Botanical Character of the Country, a Description of Forest Trees (with special attention to those of California), Description of the Cactaceae, Descriptions of the General Botanical Collections, and Description of the Mosses and Liverworts. The zoological part contains a brief summary of the zoological collections and a large number of appendices presenting data of the expedition. Scattered browning and foxing to the text and to some plates, otherwise a tight, very good copy in an attractive binding. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publication Date: 1856

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Whipple, A.W., Bigelow, J. and Englemann, G. et al.
Published by Washington: Beverly Tucker, . First edition. (1856)
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Book Description Washington: Beverly Tucker, . First edition., 1856. Pp. (Part V): vii, 1-165 + folding hand-colored botanical profile of forest trees, 59 monochrome plates (= Cactaceae 24 plates + Botany 25 plates + Mosses and Liverworts 10 plates); (Part VI): pp. 288, numerous tables. Later black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 4to (11.5 x 9 inches). Part V - Botany of the Expedition - contains: 'General Description of the Botanical Character of the Country' by J. M. Bigelow; 'Description of Forest Trees' by J. M. Bigelow; 'Description of the Cactaceae' by J. Engelmann and J. M. Bigelow; 'Descriptions of the General Botanical Collections' by J. Torrey; and 'Description of the Mosses and Liverworts' by W. Sullivant. Part VI - Zoology of the Expedition - contains a brief summary of the zoological collections and a large number of appendices presenting data of the expedition. This is the Senate issue of the 33rd Congress, 2nd Session. The title page and the blank rear-side of many plates and the folding map bear the ink stamp of 'Boston University' and a 'Withdrawn' stamp. The volume shows few signs of use; it is offered at a reduced price to the library marks. Eight of the cactus plates show some browning and occasional foxing, twelve of the botanical plates show some light uniform tanning or foxing, the text is clean and free from foxing or browning, the binding is bright and clean; overall a tight copy in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 7765

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Whipple, A.W., Bigelow, J. and Englemann, G. et al.
Published by Washington: Beverly Tucker, . First edition. (1856)
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Book Description Washington: Beverly Tucker, . First edition., 1856. Pp. (Part V): vii, 1-165 + folding hand-colored botanical profile of forest trees, 59 monochrome plates (= Cactaceae 24 plates; Botany 25 plates; Mosses and Liverworts 10 plates); (Part VI): pp. 288, numerous tables. Later black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 4to (11.5 x 9 inches). Part V - Botany of the Expedition - contains: 'General Description of the Botanical Character of the Country' by J. M. Bigelow; 'Description of Forest Trees' by J. M. Bigelow; 'Description of the Cactaceae' by J. Engelmann and J. M. Bigelow; 'Descriptions of the General Botanical Collections' by J. Torrey; and 'Description of the Mosses and Liverworts' by W. Sullivant. Part VI - Zoology of the Expedition - contains a brief summary of the zoological collections and a large number of appendices presenting data of the expedition. This is the Senate issue of the 33rd Congress, 2nd Session. The front endpaper is inscribed by George Haley, dated March 18, 1941. There are no other ownership marks and no library marks. Six of the cactus plates show soon uniform tanning, nine of the botanical plates show some light uniform tanning or foxing, the outer from joint shows some cracking but the joint is tight, a few text pages show some light browning, the inner joints have been repaired; overall a tight copy in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 7766

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