Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains
Place Published: Philadelphia, PA
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Date Published: 1852
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 30016
487pp. Octavo [23 cm] Brown cloth with decorative blind stamped boards and gilt stamped titles. Very good. The spine and top quarter of the front cover are heavily sun faded. There are numerous small dark stains on the spine. There are small losses from the spine ends. The largest loss is from the head of the spine, and measures 1/4 inch deep by 2 inches wide. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a bookseller's small stamp on the front pastedown. The endsheets and flyleaves are slightly foxed. There is sporadic foxing throughout the pages and plates. The text block is subtly cracked a few times near the center. All plates are present. Map volume present.
A complete set of Stansbury's Report and the accompanying maps. This is one of the great US Government exploration reports of the American West, and a must for any serious collector of exploration or Western Americana. "Stansbury's Report along with Gunnison's book, The Mormons, provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin." - Brigham D. Madsen. Flake/Draper 8359. Howes S894. Wagner/Camp 219:1. Scallawagiana 45. Wheat 764, 765. Fales/Flake 53. Auerbach 1255. Graff 3947.