Description

    Randolph B. Marcy and 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: A. O. P. Nicholson, Public Printer, 1854. Second printing. 8vo. xv, [1]-286 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"). Original blind-stamped brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Issued with a separate atlas volume, which is sadly missing from this volume.
    Condition: Good. Would benefit from professional conservation. Boards worn along the edges; hinges cracked; a portion of the spine panel loose on one side. Contents toned with moderate to occasionally heavy foxing. Contemporary owner signature on the front pastedown.



    More Information:

    "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.

     

    Reference: Howes M276; Basic Texas Books 135;Wagner-Camp 226:1; Clark III-354; Field 1066; Raines page 146; Sabin 44512; Larned 416; Rader 2346.



    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    24th Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 110

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 11 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,738,582