The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Recently found by viaLibri....

Account Of An Expedition From Pittsburgh To The Rocky Mountains, Performed In The Years 1819, and '20, By Order of The Hon. J.C.Calhoun, Sec'y of War: Under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long. From the Notes of Major Long, Mt. T. Say, and Other Gentlemen of the Exploring Party. Compiled by Edwin James, Botanist and Geologist for the Expedition. In Two Vols.-With an Atlas.
Philadelphia H.C. Carey and I. Lea 1823 - "A Great Classic of Western Exploration" JAMES, Edwin. LONG, Stephen H., [contributor]. Account Of An Expedition From Pittsburgh To The Rocky Mountains, Performed In The Years 1819, and '20, By Order of The Hon. J.C.Calhoun, Sec'y of War: Under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long. From the Notes of Major Long, Mt. T. Say, and Other Gentlemen of the Exploring Party. Compiled by Edwin James, Botanist and Geologist for the Expedition. In Two Vols.-With an Atlas. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey and I. Lea, [1822]-1823. First edition. Two octavo volumes of text (9 3/8 x 5 15/16 inches; 239 x 152 mm) and one small quarto atlas (11 13/16 x 9 3/8 inches; 300 237 mm). Atlas is dated 1822. [4], [1]-5 Preliminary Notes, [1, blank], [2, contents], [1]-503, [1, blank]; [6], [1]-442, [1]-xcvii Supplement; 4, Atlas pp. Atlas complete with eleven plates in total. Two double page maps, eight engraved plates (including one colored) and two "vertical sections" in one double page plate. Some plates with tissue guards. Volume II has a supplement at the end with a separate title page and is date 1822. Astronomical and Meteorological Records, and Vocabulary of Indian Languages, Taken on the Expedition for Exploring the Mississippi and its Western Waters, under the command of Major S.H. Long, of the United States' Topographical Engineers, in 1819 and 1820. Philadelphia, 1822. Text uncut in half red morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettering on the spine. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Boards a bit rubbed. Previous owner's old ink signature on "Preliminary Notes" page of volume I and on title page of volume II. Previous owner's manuscript notes bound in to front of volume II. A few old ink marginal notes throughout. A light dampstain to final twenty leaves of volume I. Atlas in quarter cloth over original drab boards. Front board with original printed paper spine label. Some spotting to boards. One plate with professional restoration to back side. All three volumes with previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown. All three volumes with browning and foxing intermittently as is typical in American books of this time. Overall a very nice set. "The account of Long's expedition ranks alongside those of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike as one of the three great classics of Western exploration. This official account was complied by Edwin James, a naturalist and physician to the expedition. Major Stephen Harriman Long (1784-1864), a Dartmouth graduate and U.S. Army engineer, was sent to explore the western portions of the Louisiana Purchase and the Rocky Mountains. The expedition discovered and climbed several peaks, including Long's Peak, and explored the regions of the Platte and Arkansas River Valleys. This work, with its fine atlas, is a most valuable contribution to geographical and ethnographical literature." (Hill, 877). Graff 2188. Hill 877. Howes J41. Sabin 35682. HBS 64764. $22,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/715896/1823-james-edwin-account-of-an-expedition-from-pittsburgh

Browse more rare books from the year 1823


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.