Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '58. In Two Volumes, with Map and Illustrations. John Russell Bartlett.

Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '58. In Two Volumes, with Map and Illustrations.

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. Two-volume set. 506pp; 624pp. Octavo [24 cm] Original dark green cloth over boards, with elaborate gilt-stamped spines, and boards ruled in blind. Skillful restoration work to the spine ends and corners of the boards. Volume 2 has a neat tissue repair along the inside margin of p. 623. Each volume has a folding lithographic frontispiece illustration. The extremities are moderately rubbed, and the text block of volume 2 is sporadically cracked (however the book is still sturdy). A handful of the plates and pages in volume 2 have minor tide marks in the bottom fore-edge corners. Else, the pages have scattered light foxing and darkening. The folding map is present, with one finely repaired 8" closed tear. The illustrations which should be in Volume 1 at p. 98 and p. 254, are actually present in the second volume. Also, as is pointed out in Wright-Howes, "only one geyser pl., not two as listed is found in v. 2, that deficiency being made up by an unlisted view of Tucson." Wright-Howes B 197. Wagner-Camp 234:1. Flake 325. Jenkins 12. Very good. Item #55716

Jenkins notes that "Bartlett's 'Narrative' is the most scholarly and scientific description of Southwest Texas of its era."

Price: $1,500.00

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