DescriptionRandolph B[arnes]. Marcy (Assisted by George B. McClellan). Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana in the Year 1852...With Reports on the Natural History of the Country, and Numerous Illustrations. Washington: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853. 32nd Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Document 54. First edition. Octavo. xv, , 320 pages. 65 plates (Geology Plate II and Botany Plate XVIII were never issued according to Jenkins, although they are among the 67 listed in "Illustrations"). Two large folding maps in a separate cloth folder. Original brown cloth with blind stamped decoration and titles lettered in gilt on the spine. Map folder dark brown blind stamped cloth with titles lettered in gilt on the front board.
"Written by one of the greatest nineteenth-century American explorers, this is one of the most interesting accounts of an original exploration of unknown parts of Texas..." - Jenkins, Basic Texas Books.
Condition: Text volume shelf worn at the extremities with minor chip at the head of the spine; spine a bit faded with some loss to gilt lettering; contents with occasional toning and foxing; offsetting and foxing to some plates, otherwise a very good copy. Map folder worn at the corners; spine faded; maps wrinkled, else very good.
References: Howes M276; Basic Texas Books 135;Wagner-Camp 226:1; Clark III-354; Field 1066; Raines page 146; Sabin 44512; Larned 416; Rader 2346.
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