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Romance of the Colorado River: the Story of its Discovery in 1540, with an Account of the Later Explorations, and with Special Reference to the Voyages of Powell through the Line of the Great Canyons
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. A signed first edition, published in November, 1902. Dust jacket has one small dampstain and light edge wear, a rare find in such good condition. Tan linen pictorial boards with light soil, lightly rubbed edges, sunning on spine, and bumped corners. Binding has some cracking between signatures. Gilt top edge, rough-trimmed pages. Light foxing on endpapers and some pages, title page is almost detached. All plates present as called for. Color frontis, xxxv, 399, [4] adverts. This copy is personally inscribed by the author, dated 1903 in New York, on the first free endpaper. Frederick Dellenbaugh, artist and topographer on John Wesley Powell's second Colorado River expedition, writes of the river's exploration history, with a longer passage on his own personal adventure. " An excellent compendium of Colorado River history from the time of Ulloa and Cardenas to the Brown-Stanton expedition of 1889-90. The first book to bring the main features of the story into good perspective." --Farquhar 112. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 399 pp; Signed by Author .
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