Description[Zebulon Montgomery Pike] [Elliott Coues, editor]. The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, Through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, During the Years 1805-6-7. A New Edition, Now First Reprinted in Full From the Original of 1810, With Copious Critical Commentary, Memoir of Pike, New Map and Other Illustrations and Complete Index, by Elliott Coues. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. New edition, limited to 1150 copies of which this is copied hand-numbered "180". Three octavo volumes. cxiii, 356; vi, 357-855; 856-955 pages. Portrait of Zebulon Pike used as frontispiece in Volume I; facsimile letter of Zebulon Pike in Volume I; 7 maps in the Index Volume, Volume III including six folding facsimile maps inserted in a pocket on the rear pastedown. Publisher's original green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Page edges untrimmed. Some pages uncut.
Condition: About very good. Moderate shelf wear to bindings with abraded corners, wear and some loss at the spine ends and scattered soiling. Paper rather brittle and toned as is normal with this title. Joints cracked and boards loose on Volume III. Folding maps with occasional closed tears. A few loose leaves in Volume I.
Reference: Howes P-373, "aa". Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 163.
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