DescriptionRandolph 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, -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.
"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.
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