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    Bryant P. Tilden, Jr. Notes on the Upper Rio Grande. Explored in the Months of October and November, 1846, On Board the U.S. Steamer Major Brown, Commanded by Capt. Mark Sterling, of Pittsburgh. By Order of Major General Patterson, U.S.A., Commanding the Second Division, Army of Occupation, Mexico. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1847. First edition. 8vo. v, 32pp. Nine folding maps. Pale green wraps, lightly chipped with some soiling. Paper to spine worn away. Outer pages toned; light foxing throughout. Inked notation on reverse of first preliminary page has caused some negative offsetting to facing title page. Some occasional and inoffensive penciled underlining and notations in margins. All maps are present, but a couple have been repaired with tape on verso. Good condition.

    Tilden's account of a mission undertaken during the Mexican War to determine the feasibility of steamboat navigation beyond Camargo.

    Reference:
    Raines, p. 206. Howes T264.


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    June, 2008
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