A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872

A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872

Dellenbaugh, Frederick S.

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Place Published: New York and London
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; The Knickerbocker Press
Date Published: 1908
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Book Id: 48952

Description

277pp. plus 4 pages of ads. Octavo [23 cm] in tan cloth with decoration in brown, pale green, and black, top edge gilt. Rubbing and light wear to boards, spine cocked, fraying to cloth at corners and spine tips; inner hinges badly cracked (but holding), leaves preceding frontis illustration completely disbound (but present). Color frontispiece, B&W plates, fold-out maps. Farquhar 45.

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This copy belonged to noted Western historian Charles Kelly. It has his bookplate on the front pastedown, and is inscribed beneath: "Charles Kelly to Hildegard H---". Pencil marginalia throughout, apparently in Kelly's hand.According to Farquhar - "Here, after a delay of more than thirty-five years, was published the account of the second expedition so strangely ignored by Powell himself. Dellenbaugh, then 17, was a member of the party. The excellent illustrations are from the author's sketches and from photographs by Beaman. An unusually attractive book."