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    W. H. Emory. Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California. Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. Two folding maps. Recent calf. Very heavy foxing and tanning throughout. Bookplate. Overall very good.

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    Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. Printed for the Thirtieth Congress, First Session: Ex. Doc. No. 41.

     

    Octavo. 614 pages. Illustrated with numerous plates. Two folding maps.

     

    Recent full polished calf with gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. Heavy foxing and tanning throughout. Some pages trimmed quite close to fore-edge. Bookplate to flyleaf. Binding is sturdy and tight. Despite the poor paper quality, the overall condition of the book is very good.

     

    Includes: Lieut. J. W. Abert. Report of His Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-47. [and]: Lieut. Col. P. St. George Cook. Report of His March from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to San Diego, Upper California. [and:] Journal of Captain A. R. Johnston, First Dragoons.

     

    "Ordered to be printed February 9,1848; with 10,000 extra copies  to be printed for the House," inclusive of copies to be furnished for the use of Emory, Abert, and Cooke.

     

    Howes E145, Sabin 22536.



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