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The journal of Andrew Ellicott, late commissioner on behalf of the United States during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and part of the year 1800 for determining the boundary between the United States and the possessions of His Catholic Majesty in America.
Philadelphia: Printed by William Fry. Second edition. A copy with ten maps/plans present. 1814 - [Containing occasional remarks on the situation, soil, rivers, natural productions, and diseases of the different countries on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Gulf of Mexico : with six maps comprehending the Ohio, the Mississippi from the mouth of the Ohio to the Gulf of Mexico, the whole of West Florida, and part of East Florida : to which is added an appendix, containing all the astronomical observations made use of for determining the boundary, with many others, made in different parts of the country for settling the geographical positions of some important points, with maps of the boundary on a large scale, likewise a great number of thermometrical observations made at different times, and places.]. Size of the binding: 8 1/4 inches x 10 1/2 in., title-page; preface dated: Lancaster, July 22, 1803. vii, pp. [1]-299 [300] (p. 233 is misnumbered: 232); Appendix: pp. [1]-151 + errata leaf with directions to the binder, present. Of the 14 maps/plans/charts called for, 10 are present (some show tears and splitting to the folds), 2 others are mainly torn away. [1] fold-out of the Ohio River, p. 18 (shows tears and splitting; [2] fold-out of part of the Mississippi, p. 24 (shows tears and splitting; [3] fold-out of part of the Mississippi, p. 25 (shows tears and splitting; [4] p. 202: most of map torn away; [5] p. 299: most of map torn away; Appendix: [6] fold-out plan, p. 52 (shows a small tear); [7] fold-out of part of the Mississippi, p. 60; [8] fold-out chart, p. 70 (shows a small tear); [9] fold-out chart, p. 82; [10] fold-out chart, p. 84; [11] fold-out of Chatohochee/Apalachicola River, p. 116 (shows a small tear); [12] fold-out of Ohefoneke Swamp, p. 142. All maps show age-related tanning, some stains, edge wear. Full, early dark brown leather with a partial leather title label on the spine, gilt line decorations across the spine. Wear to cover corners, edges. Lacking the front flyleaf; the title-page, preface & p. [1] shows the ink signature of Griffith M. Cooper, and with this ink note on the top of the preface: This Book is the Property of Charles Wilkins Bought at Griffith M Coopers Vendue on the 22nd of March Eighteen Hundred and twenty four. The title-page, preface and upper margins of some front & back pages show a water stain; tanning, stains & wear are present, and several wild plant specimens are still pressed in this copy, as if it was used out in the field. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front paste-down endpaper. The maps in this copy require proper restoration. Howes E-94, p. 184. Weight: 3 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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