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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the: Fremont, John Charles

Fremont, John Charles

Published by Gales and Seaton, Washington (1845)

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" The Senate version of this important work. Original publisher's brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind (spine perished, some rubbing; text has some wear, foxing and browning). Lacks the large folding map, but includes 4 maps (2 folding) and 22 lithographed plates. Cowan p. 223-4, Howes, USiana, F-370, Wagner-Canp, The Plains and the Rockies, 115:2. Wheat 497. Graff 1436. Zamorano 80, #39, Mintz , The Trail, 165. Paher, Nevada: An Annotated Bibliography. 640. Sabin 25845. Seller Inventory # 00535530

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Fremont, Brevet Captain J. C.

Published by Washington: Blair and Rives, Printers, (1845)

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About this Item: Washington: Blair and Rives, Printers, 1845. First House edition (House Doc. no. 166). 336 pp. The first part of this report, ending with "Astronomical Observations" and lacking pp. 337-583. Plus 22 plates as issued. 2 of 5 maps ("Beer Springs" and "The Great Salt Lake") and portion of 3rd map present (Bear River Valley route). Old lib. stamps on title-page. Light foxing. Neatly rebound in brown cloth, paper tile lable on spine, new endpapers. First of the great Western exploring expeditions. Fremont's report had a tremendous influence on western expansion and the California gold rush, providing invaluable information not previously known. GRAFF 1436: "Fremont's work had a powerful effect on the routes chosen by the gold-seekers in 1849-50." HOWELL 50: 88: "First accurate geographical information on the routes through the Rocky Mountains to California." HOWES F 370. WAGNER-CAMP-BECKER 115:2. Seller Inventory # 19938

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Fremont, Charles John

Published by Blair and Rives, Printers, Washington DC (1845)

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Printers, Washington DC, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition. Rebound in red buckram with gilt title. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. HD166. 574 pp. foxing throughout. Plates are present.Maps are missing. This is the House report, issued in the same year as the Senate report "Contains his first and second expeditions" Wagner-Camp 115.2. Howes F370. Seller Inventory # 15-0376

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Fremont, Brevet Captain J.C.

Published by Gales and Seaton, Printers, Washington,D.C. (1845)

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Printers, Washington,D.C., 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Issued Without Dustjacket. 1st Edition. The book is full calf leather bound with solid binding. The corners are mildly scuffed, and there are two circular stains on the bottom quarter of the front panel.Spine label is quite good. Some of the gilding on the raised bands is faded. The previous owner's name is written on the front free end paper. Scattered mild foxing. There are 22 illustrations, two complete maps (Beer Springs and Great Salt Lake) in the text, and two text foldout maps that are only 1/2 present(Bear River and Rio de losAmericanos). The Large foldout map is absent. There are large sections on Astronomical Observations, Meteorological Observations, Distances Traveled, and A Catalogue of Plants. This book has about every fact you need to know about these explorations. The senate report. Seller Inventory # 001103

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Fremont, J.C.

Published by Blair and Rives, Printers, Washington, DC (1845)

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Printers, Washington, DC, 1845. First Edition. Octavo: G-/no-DJ hardback: Brown spine with black plate and gold text: Boards have significant shelfwear, rubbing to corners, chipping at head and tail of spine and along joints, some soiling and scuff marks, back pastedown has a pocket which is missing the map originally contained: Textblock has age toning and dust staining to exterior, pages have age toning and damp stains, front free page has light pencil notation, title page has 3x1'' open tear and a 1 inch closed tear, faint pencil notations as well, fold out maps are creased and some are chipped, first has detached from binding, else pages unmarked: First Edition: 576 pp. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. Seller Inventory # 13-40-1278821

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Fremont, John C.

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Washington DC, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. 8vo, publisher's embossed cloth, leaf 503/4 slight type damage, upper right corner dampstained for first quarter of pages, spotted. [ Howes F370; Streeter 3131; Wagner-Camp IV: 115:1; Graff 1436; Field 565; Sabin 25845. Soliday I:861. Rosenbach 32:146. Wheat 497]. Illustrated, and with Preuss's famed map in the rear pocket. Important Report by the amazing John C. Fremont, also known as "The Pathfinder". This copy has the 22 plates, and two maps, but lacks the two folding text maps, and lacks the important Preuss map from the rear pocket. Seller Inventory # 5651

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Fremont, J.C. (John Charles).

Published by Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845 (1845)

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About this Item: Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845, 1845. Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845. First edition, the Senate version (Howes, F-370; Paher, 640). Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered, ruled in blind, 22 inserted engraved plates, four inserted maps (two folding), lacking the large Preuss map (and with no evidence of the pocket that holds it in other copies), 693 pp. Howes finds this Senate edition to be less common than the House version of the same year. Some scattered foxing, one gathering a little proud. Cloth expertly repaired at top of spine, a 2 x 10mm tear at the front hinge, else virtually unworn, clean and fresh. A Very Good copy. Seller Inventory # 749f8618fcca538b897af1d085063c96

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About this Item: hardcover. First Edition. 4 maps, 2 folding; 21 of 22 lithograph plates, some tinted. 576pp. 8vo, 19th century boards, crudely rebacked in library cloth; (ex-lib, corners worn, light foxing including most plates). Washington: Blair and Rives, 1845. U.S. 28th Congress, 2nd Session, House Doc. No. 166. This copy lacks the large folding map in back and one of fossil plates. The map of the Great Salt Lake is chipped in the margin. The folding map of the route through the Sierra Nevadas has been repaired with no loss of text. That map has several small holes in blank areas and has several small chips on the edge. The last page is part of a table and is torn with a half page loss of text. Howes F-370. Wagner-Camp 115:2. Streeter Sale V, 3131. Cowan p. 223-4. Graff 1436. Seller Inventory # 167449

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Fremont, Brevet Captain J.C.

Published by U.S. Senate/Gales & Seaton Printers, Wash, DC (1845)

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About this Item: U.S. Senate/Gales & Seaton Printers, Wash, DC, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 28th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Doc 174, 693 pp.+ 22 Engraved Plts & 2 FoldOut Maps (lacks Lge FoldOut Map in pocket), Bound in Period Blk Three-Quarters Leather & Bds, Gilt & Ruled Spine Title, Provenance: Signature & Bookplate of John S Phelps (23rd Governor of Missouri), Light edgewear, foxing, else VG, 1st ed (Howes #F370 - "aa" rating). Seller Inventory # 102122

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Printers, Washington, 1845. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. HD166. 583, [1 blank] pp. Plates and maps all present except for Botany Plate 4 and the large Preuss map. Otherwise, Very Good in contemporary marbled boards and later dark tape, reinforced at inner margins. With the Louisville binder's ticket of Morton & Griswold, and a World War II poem on the front pastedown. "The most spectacular reconnaissance of the West since Lewis and Clark and the catalyst which changed the entire picture of Western geography and set a generation of pioneers and gold-seekers on the trek westward" [Jenkins]. This House report was issued in the same year as the Senate report. "Contains his first and second expeditions" [Howes]. FIRST EDITION. Wagner-Camp 115.2. Howes F370. Streeter Sale 3131. Jenkins Full Howes 924. Field 565. Seller Inventory # 29718

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to The: J. C. Fremont

J. C. Fremont

Published by Gales and Seaton, Washington (1845)

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. First Edition First Printing. Published in Washington by Gales and Seaton, this is the senate version containing the additional astronomical observations. This book is clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. It contains 22 wonderful black & white plates. Six topographical drawings (for example Fort laramie) in the 1842 section and 7 such in the later section. In addition there are 3 Fossil Fern plates, 2 Fossil Shells plates and 4 Botany plates. It has 4 maps Bear Springs/river detail (p. 136), Bear Springs/River over view fold-out (with closed tears on two seams-no title) (p. 132), Great Salt Lake (p. 155) and Nueva Helvitica fold-out (p.146). The large fold out map is missing and there is no evidence that a pocket for it was included in this binding. This is not the cloth binding, but rather a three-quarter binding with brown leather on the corners and spine. The boards are marbled paper and the end papers are same lovely design. This book is in such good condition we wondered if it had been rebound at a later date, but there is no evidence for that. The spine states the title, in bright embossed gold, as "New Mexico Oregon & California". Since the New Mexico territory visited by Fremont became the property of the U.S. after the war in 1846, officially so in the Treaty of Guadalupe/Hidalgo in 1848 and Utah territory is created in 1850, we feel this is evidence this binding was contemporaneous with cloth binding. Also at the bottom of the spine, in embossed gold, is the name "W. K. Warford". We believe this might be a copy printed for Warford. Unfortunately we have not yet identified Warford. It is possible he is the printer or publisher, but we feel we would have been more successful identifying were he such. In any case this is a wonderful copy. The beautiful spine with its 4 raised bands and gold titles has some rubbing at the edges and a few very small scuffs. It also rubbed slightly at the corners, through in a few places. There's a couple of very minor bumps along the edge and a minor split at the top of the front joint. It has 693, mildly toned pages. Seller Inventory # 018649

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Printers, Washington, 1845. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. SD174. 693pp. 22 plates, five maps [3 folding] [complete]. Light scattered foxing, disbound, Very Good. "The most spectacular reconnaissance of the West since Lewis and Clark and the catalyst which changed the entire picture of Western geography and set a generation of pioneers and gold-seekers on the trek westward" [Jenkins]. The "magnificent" folding map and report "changed the entire picture of the West and made a lasting contribution to cartography." Wheat Transmississippi pp 194-195. FIRST EDITION. Howes F370aa. Streeter Sale 3131. Jenkins Full Howes 924. Wheat Transmississippi West 497. Wagner-Camp 115:1. Field 565. Seller Inventory # 30251

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the: Fremont, J.C.

Fremont, J.C.

Published by Blair and Rives, Washington (1845)

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: G. 1st edition (House of Rep). 8vo; orig. blind stamped dk brown bds, sympatheticall rebacked with orig spine laid down; gilt sp. title legible but not bright; bds show very little rubbing and are bright and shiny; wear to corners and edges, hinges tight; all plates present as are all maps, though the very important lg. folding map is present in excellent facsimile; moderate foxing throughout, also affecting a few of the plates to varying degrees, none too badly; pp. 583. One of the landmarks of western exploration. Very widely read, it influenced generations of emigrants. Contains 22 plates and a great deal of information. This helped make Fremont's name a household word, later propelling him into politics. The House ed. preceded the Senate one by 6 days, but it did not contain the final 110 pages of scientific observations which are to be found in the Senate version. Howes F370, Sabin 25845, Wheat transmississippi 497, Wagner-Camp 115:1. Cowan pp. 223-224, Zamorano 80 - 39. Seller Inventory # 1041

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Fremont, John C., Capt.

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Leather quarter-binding over marbled pages. Gilt title and decorative cartouches on spine. Gilt top-edge. Marbled end-papers. Ex-libris card of Mrs. A. S. C. Forbes' library pasted on front paste-down. Boards are lightly rubbed along edges. Spine is chipped and rubbed but gilt decorations and text still largely present. All plates present, except likely missing no. 17, plate IV fossil shells. Includes slipcase with folded map at rear. A very good edition of this influential account. Seller Inventory # 0019821

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the: FREMONT, John Charles

FREMONT, John Charles (1813-1890).

Published by Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1845. (1845)

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About this Item: Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1845., 1845. 8vo., (9 ¼ x 6 inches). (A bit spotted throughout). Large folding lithographed "Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the years 1843-1844" by Charles Preuss, hand-colored in outline, in rear pocket (evenly browned, one or two short tears at folds); 2 folding lithographed maps; 2 full-page lithographed maps; 22 lithographed plates (a bit spotted). Original publisher's brown cloth, decorated in blind to both covers, the smooth spine in five blind-ruled compartments, gilt-lettered in one and the rest stamped in blind (rebacked, preserving most of the original spine). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of William L. C. Pennington, a private in the Union Army during the Civil War, to rear pastedown; bookplate of Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) to front pastedown. First edition. Senate issue, with the astronomical and meteorological observations omitted from the House issue and subsequent editions. Fremont's report, written with the help of his wife Jessie Benton, and map "changed the entire picture of the West [and] represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day. [Fremont's map] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West. To Fremont and his magnificent map of his Second Expedition all praise. An altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West, and for it alone Fremont would deserve to be remembered in history. This map marked not only the end but the beginning of an era" (Wheat). In 1842 Fremont was commissioned to head "a 25-man, four-month expedition to survey and map the region of the emerging Oregon Trail through South Pass on the Continental Divide. A Report of an Exploration . . . between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains . . . (1843), the lively, factually detailed government report that Frémont and his wife produced after the journey caught the public imagination: images of Frémont's guide, the then little-known Christopher 'Kit' Carson, riding bareback across the prairie, and Frémont himself, raising a flag on a Rocky Mountain peak, entered the national mythology. "In 1843 Frémont set out on a far more ambitious journey to the Oregon region. Disregarding government orders to return by the same route, he went south to Nevada and, in a dangerous midwinter journey, over the snow-covered Sierra Nevada into Mexican-held California. By the time the expedition returned east across the southern rim of what Frémont defined as the Great Basin, they had completed a bold fourteen-month circuit of the West, traveling 6,475 miles by their own calculations. The Frémonts' account of the journey, A Report of the Exploring Expedition to Oregon and California . . . (1845), enthralled the nation. Skillfully combining adventure, scientific data, and detailed practical information for emigrants, supplemented by a valuable map prepared by expedition cartographer Charles Preuss, it was "monumental in its breadth - a classic of exploring literature" (William H. Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire [1966], p. 248). Powerful propaganda, it stirred Americans to head west, guided, as pioneer Sarah Royce stated, "only by the light of Frémont's Travels" (Pamela Herr for ANB online). Cohen Mapping the West pp.130-133; Field 565; Graff 1436; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter sale VI:3131; Wagner-Camp-Becker 115. Seller Inventory # 72MMS124

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Fremont, Brevet Capt. J. C.

Published by Blair and Rives, Washington (1845)

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Unusually nice copy of the House of Representatives version of the Fremont report. 1845 first printing. Blind stamped cloth with gilt lettered spine.Fold out map and large Preuss map in rear pocket both in very good condition. Very good condition with only a small tear to top of spine. Important report which had a far reaching impact on later emigration to the west. Co-authored by his wife Jesse, Fremont's account was one of the most popular and influential of its kind. By providing the first accurate information on the geographical routes through the Rocky Mountains to California and paved the way for the gold rush influx. Wagner-Camp 115, Howes F-370. Zamarano 80, etc. Seller Inventory # 77342

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the: Frémont, John Charles

Frémont, John Charles

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About this Item: Washington: Blair and Rives, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo., vertically-ribbed dark brown cloth stamped in blind; a superior copy of a seminal western Americana publication, rebacked, with gilt spine lettering faded, ownership signature, and scattered foxing. First edition, House version, with twenty-two lithographed plates and five lithographed maps (three hand-colored and folding), including a stunning, hand-colored, folding map by Charles Preuss (measuring 30 1/2 x 51 1/4 inches, neatline, on two joined sheets, 32 1/2 x 55 inches), archivally reinforced on verso. Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Wheat, 2: #497. The "magnificant" Preuss map, which Wheat deemed a "memorable document in the cartographic history of the West," is enclosed in a separate cloth chemise, which is housed with Frémont's "Report" in a slipcase and additionally preserved in a custom made folding box. Seller Inventory # ABE-6329522436

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Fremont, Brevet Captain J.C. (John Charles Fremont)

Published by Galfs and Seaton, Printer, Washington, D.C. (1845)

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About this Item: Galfs and Seaton, Printer, Washington, D.C., 1845. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Very Good tooled cloth with reinforced spine, 1845 large foldout map of Rocky mountain rivers in front pocket, two more large foldout maps tipped into text and numerous illustrations and charts of flora and fauna and other data. Interior pages foxed maps are intact and in very good condition, Sewn binding is tight, binding reinforced. Seller Inventory # 111118-M67

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About this Item: Gales & Seaton, Printers, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. First edition, Senate issue.. Original dark brown ribbed cloth stamped in blind and with gilt spine title, octavo (6 x 9.25 inches), 693pp. 22 lithograph plates, including 13 views, 5 plates of fossils, and 4 botanical plates. 4 maps bound in, including 2 folding maps, large (30 x 50-inch) lithograph map by Charles Preuss in separate folder. Rebacked with original spine laid down, original endpapers. Cover cloth is very clean and gilt spine title unworn. Some spotting to plates, but text, plates and maps are overall remarkably clean and bright. Large folding map with some wear to folds, but near very good. Senate issue, including the astronomical and meteorological reports omitted from the House issue (and later reprints). Fremont's expeditions of 1842-44 resulted in the first reliably mapped route to the west coast. As expedition leader, Fremont achieved all he set out to do and more. After attaining his objective in Oregon in the fall of 1843 he turned his party south to the Great Basin and then -following the Truckee River- crossed the Sierra Nevada in January and February of 1844, reaching Sutter's Fort on March 6 without losing a man, though only half the party's animals reached their destination and a brass cannon was abandoned on the way. One of the folding maps in the text charts the course of the Rio de los Americanos (American RIver) from Mountain Lake (Lake Tahoe) to the Sacramento at New Helvetia. The large map accompanying his report was drawn by Charles Preuss, Fremont's topographical assistant (though he is not credited in the legend) and it is considered a monument of field topography and mapmaking. Zamorano 80 #39, Cowan page 223, Wagner-Camp IV:115:1, Graf 1436, Howes F370). Seller Inventory # 20328

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FREMONT, JOHN C.

Published by Gales and Seaton, 1845., Washington, D.C. (1845)

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, 1845., Washington, D.C., 1845. First edition. 28th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Exec. Doc. 174. Serial 461. First Edition, Senate Issue. Bound in full brown leather with decorated raised bands and title in gilt on spine, 693 pp. Illustrated with 22 lithographed plates, 5 maps, 3 folding with large folding map in pocket at rear. On the front preliminary sheet are the lightly penciled words " Presented by Captain Fremont." An outstanding report and Fremont's greatest work. It records Fremont's first two expeditions. "The first expedition consisted of 25 men, with Kit Carson as a guide. They went a little beyond South Pass. The second expedition, consisting of about 40 men, was guided by Thomas Fitzpatrick (joined by Kit Carson en route) and reached the Columbia River and Fort Vancouver. The expedition then looped back to California by a spectacular winter crossing of the Sierra Nevada and returned to St. Louis via the San Joaquin Valley, Tehachapi Pass, and the Great Salt Lake."--The Pacific Northwest. The great Fremont (Preuss) folding large map in nice condition with a few minor splits at folds, else near fine. Of this map Carl Wheat said, "The great folding map is an altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the west, and for it alone Fremont would deserve to be remembered in history." The report is comprised of a well-written and interesting narrative of each expedition, combined with much detailed scientific data, skillfully-produced maps, and attractive lithographic plates by E. Weber & Co.-Baltimore. This report, as well as the expeditions themselves, received much promotion and exposure from Fremont's father-in-law, Sen. Thomas Hart Benton. The report guided Oregon emigrants and California gold seekers, and firmly established Fremont's reputation.Occasional foxing ranging from light to moderate, else very good A nice, clean, tight copy of this important work, which is usually encountered heavily foxed & worn, and/or without map. The important large folding map is in near fine condition. Leather covers are lightly scuffed and lightly rubbed at the extremities, bottom edge of rear map pocket is torn but still contains the map. Overall a very good copy. Seller Inventory # 44087

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Fremont, John C.

Published by Blair and Rives, Washington, D.C. (1845)

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Washington, D.C., 1845. First edition, House issue. First edition, House issue. With 22 engraved plates and 5 maps, including large folding map. 583 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A classic of American exploration. Christopher "Kit" Carson was one of the guides for Fremont along with many other famous scouts of the day, and Fremont's book was instrumental in paving the way for expansion West, providing the first truly accurate information regarding the routes thereto.Scarce in original condition. "The great folding map is an altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West." [Trans-Mississipi West II,497]. Howes F 370; Wagner-Camp 115:2; Wheat Transmississippi 497; Cowan pp. 223-24; Sabin 25845; Graff 1437; Hasse, p. 31; Hill p. 112; Zamorano Eighty, #39; Grolier Club, One Hundred American Books, #49 Stitched as issued, untrimmed and partially unopened. Custom calf backed clamshell box With 22 engraved plates and 5 maps, including large folding map. 583 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 262414

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About this Item: Gales and Seaton, Washington, 1845. Full Cloth. Condition: Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION, first printing, with the large folding map in rear pocket. This report ordered by the United States Senate, of which 10, 000 copies were printed (first edition, first printing). Full title reads: "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44 by Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont, of the Topographical Engineers, Under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau. Printed by Order of the Senate of the United States." Large thick 8vo. Full dark brown cloth stamped decorated with gold stamped lettering on the spine. 693pp plus 22 plates and 5 maps, 2 folding, plus one in rear pocket. Includes the large folding Preuss map entitled "Map of. Oregon & Northern California in the Years 1843-44", complete, but torn at some of the folds. 54" x 32 5/8". Extremities worn and corners bumped. The embossed covers and spine have been professionally relaid. Generaly light sporadic foxing as is usual with this title. A tight and good book. This copy of the book has the large folding map but with old yellowed tape in the folds of the map with several tears to same. Photos of available upon request. The Fremont Report was most widely read than any other account of the West before the California gold rush. John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 Ė July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery. During the 1840s, that era's penny press accorded Frémont the epithet The Pathfinder, which remains in use, sometimes as "The Great Pathfinder". Frémont collected a number of plants on his expeditions, including the first recorded discovery of the Single-leaf Pinyon by a European American. The standard botanical author abbreviation Frém. is applied to plants he described. The California Flannelbush, Fremontodendron californicum, is named for him. Many places are named for Frémont. Four U.S. states named counties in his honor: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, and Wyoming. Several states also named cities after him, such as California, Michigan, Nebraska, and New Hampshire. Likewise, Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountains and Fremont Peak in Monterey County, California are also named for the explorer. The Fremont River, a tributary of the Colorado River in southern Utah, was named after Frémont, and in turn, the prehistoric Fremont culture was named after the riveróthe first archaeological sites of this culture were discovered near its course. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 001168

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Fremont, John C.

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About this Item: Gales & Seaton, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo; 693 pages; The Senate edition with 22 plates and 5 maps and charts. This book has only 2 flaws to talk about. The first is the light to moderate foxing throughout. Second, there is a tear in the cloth on the upper rear cover about an inch and a half long. Not really all that apparent. The good, or great news, is the binding is in near fine condition. Also the large folding map in the pocket has no rips or tears that I can see. I didn't open it all the way, but it almost looks like it has never been opened before. A truly magnificent copy of the American classic of exploration. Seller Inventory # 16312

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FREMONT, John Charles (1813-1890).

Published by Washington: Gales and Seaton, for the Senate of the United States, 1845. (1845)

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About this Item: Washington: Gales and Seaton, for the Senate of the United States, 1845., 1845. 8vo., (8 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches). One large lithographic folding map ". of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the years 1843-1844" by Charles Preuss with waterways hand-colored in blue loosely inserted at end (pocket for map on inside back cover torn one or two small holes at folds, lightly browned, but NEAR FINE), four lithographic maps, including two folding, and 22 plates (some occasionally heavy spotting and browning). Original brown cloth (extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: Contemporary presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to: "Fred D. Sewall from his friend & brother XY George A. Fairfield". "ONE OF THE MONUMENTAL WORKS OF WESTERN EXPLORATION" (Kurutz) First edition, Senate issue, with the astronomical and meteorological observations omitted from the House issue and subsequent editions. Fremont's report, written with the help of his wife Jessie Benton, and map "changed the entire picture of the West [and] represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day. [Fremont's map] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West. To Fremont and his magnificent map of his Second Expedition all praise. An altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West, and for it alone Fremont would deserve to be remembered in history. This map marked not only the end but the beginning of an era" (Wheat). In 1842 Fremont was commissioned to head "a 25-man, four-month expedition to survey and map the region of the emerging Oregon Trail through South Pass on the Continental Divide. A Report of an Exploration . . . between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains . . . (1843), the lively, factually detailed government report that Frémont and his wife produced after the journey caught the public imagination: images of Frémont's guide, the then little-known Christopher "Kit" Carson, riding bareback across the prairie, and Frémont himself, raising a flag on a Rocky Mountain peak, entered the national mythology. "In 1843 Frémont set out on a far more ambitious journey to the Oregon region. Disregarding government orders to return by the same route, he went south to Nevada and, in a dangerous midwinter journey, over the snow-covered Sierra Nevada into Mexican-held California. By the time the expedition returned east across the southern rim of what Frémont defined as the Great Basin, they had completed a bold fourteen-month circuit of the West, traveling 6,475 miles by their own calculations. The Frémonts' account of the journey, A Report of the Exploring Expedition to Oregon and California . . . (1845), enthralled the nation. Skillfully combining adventure, scientific data, and detailed practical information for emigrants, supplemented by a valuable map prepared by expedition cartographer Charles Preuss, it was "monumental in its breadth--a classic of exploring literature" (William H. Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire [1966], p. 248). Powerful propaganda, it stirred Americans to head west, guided, as pioneer Sarah Royce stated, "only by the light of Frémont's Travels" (Pamela Herr for ANB online). Cohen Mapping the West pp.130-133; Field 565; Graff 1436; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter sale VI:3131; Wagner-Camp-Becker 115. Seller Inventory # 001494

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the: Freemont, John Charles

Freemont, John Charles (1813-1890)

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About this Item: 1845, 1845. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 693 pages 22 lithographed plates, 5 maps: [Untitled emigrant route in Bear River Valley], Beer Springs. Sheet size: 22.5 × 14.5 cm, The Great Salt-Lake. Sheet size 22.5 × 14.5 cm., [Untitled map of the crossing of the Sierra Nevada by the South Fork of the American River] [lower center] Lithograph by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore, Md. Sheet size: 22.5 × 64 cm. and the large Preuss map in pocket at back, appendix and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped decorative ruled edges. Senate Document, 28th Congress, 2nd Session, Doc. 174. (Cohen Mapping the West pp.130-133; Field 565; Graff 1436; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter sale VI:3131; Wagner-Camp-Becker 115) First edition. Frémont stresses the importance of Preuss's large map of the routes traversed in both expeditions: "it fills up the vast geographical chasm" between Missouri and the Columbia River. Historians ever since have warmly agreed, calling it "monumental in its breadth--a classic of exploring literature" (Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire, p.248). Wheat, in Mapping the Transmississippi West, deems it "as important a step forward from the earlier western maps.as.Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day" (p 495). first edition, senate issue, with additional scientific data not included in the House issue. Includes the report on Frémont's 1842 expedition along the Oregon Trail, as well as his second expedition concluded in 1844: "Guided by Kit Carson, Frémont proceeded down the Snake River and on down the Columbia to Fort Vancouver. Moving into northwestern Nevada, Frémont suddenly took his expedition on a rash midwinter crossing of the Sierra Nevada Condition: Recased with new end papers, pocket repaired, some minor wear and light foxing, corners gently bumped else a very nice copy. Seller Inventory # E0535

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Report of the exploring expedition to the: Fremont, John C.

Fremont, John C.

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About this Item: Gales & Seaton, Washington, 1845. First edition, the preferred Senate issue (containing an additional 110 pages of astronomical observations), 8vo, pp. 693; 22 lithograph plates and 5 maps (3 folding), including the large folding map by Charles Preuss in the back cover pocket; some spotting, but the plates generally clean; the large map with no breaks at the folds, and with the original green ribbon still attached to the pocket; original brown cloth a little worn and slightly dull, else a very good, sound copy. Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter 3131; Wagner-Camp 115.1; Cowan p. 223. Seller Inventory # 33680

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Report of the Exploring Expedition to the: FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles]

FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles]

Published by Hall & Dickerson, Syracuse (1847)

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About this Item: Hall & Dickerson, Syracuse, 1847. Hardcover. First edition. 427 pp. plus 4 pp. advertisements Octavo. original brown cloth, gilt-lettered green morocco label on spine. Illustrated with large folding map "Map of Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas, & the Proposed Territory of Ne-Bras-Ka" by Rufus B. Sage, 1846. Two additional plates. This edition is the only one which contains Sage's map which had been issued earlier in his "Scenes in the Rocky Mountains." Wheat notes that the map was based on Fremont's 1845 map, and add "the map was one of the earliest to depict the finally determined Oregon boundary." The map is also significant in that it was useful to the many immigrants who crossed the plains from 1847 throught the gold rush. Frémont's account of his first and second expeditions was among the most popular and influential Trans-Mississippi travel narratives of the nineteenth century. By providing the first accurate geographical information on the routes through the Rocky Mountains, he generated considerable enthusiasm for westward expansion and the overland migration that characterized the years of the Gold Rush. [ Howes F-370 ("Best Editon"). Wagner-Camp 115.9. Wheat, Transmississippi 527. Zamorano Eighty, #39]. Spine extremities and edges worn, lettering on label worn, some light to moderate foxing, inner margins with small stab holes, otherwise excellent. Wanting the large folding map, else complete with other maps and all plates. Seller Inventory # 34132

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BUCHANAN, James] FREMONT, Brevet Capt. J. C

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About this Item: Blair and Rives, Washington, 1845. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo (5-3/4" x 9-1/4") bound in publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on the spine, 583 pages. Illustrated with 21 (of 22) plates and 4 (of 5) maps--lacking the large folding map, as often the case, tucked into the pocket of the rear cover and with two maps defective. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front endpaper by the fifteenth President of the United States: "For John B. Gordon Esquire/with the kind regards of/James Buchanan." A very interesting copy in that Buchanan was elected in 1856 as a compromise between the two sides of the slavery question in a three-way battle with Millard Fillmore and the author of this book, John C. Fremont, the first Republican candidate for president. With the country on the verge of civil war, he was succeeded in office by Abraham Lincoln shortly before the firing on Fort Sumter. John Brown Gordon, one of Robert E. Lee's best generals, fought in the Battles of Gettysburg and of Antietam, where he refused to leave the front until he suffered his fifth wound of the battle. Gordon was a firm opponent of Reconstruction and the titular head, or Grand Dragon, of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1873, and in 1879 became the first ex-Confederate to preside over the Senate. Light to moderate foxing with some mild staining to the plates. Spine tips worn but covers decent. But for the noted illustration defects, a nice copy with a dark, bold inscription. Seller Inventory # 016464

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