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."