London, 1869. Two volumes. lxv,236; vii,,322pp. plus two tinted maps (one folding), twenty-four plates (mostly tinted lithographs), and 20pp. publishers advertisements at rear of second volume. Original russet blindstamped cloth. Lightly bumped at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Text block of second volume separated from binding. Light foxing to a few plates. Ownership stamp embossed on pp.xv-xix of first volume. A very good set of a scarce work. First edition, that without Appendix D. Bell set out in the spring of 1867 with a surveying expedition organized by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company to find a good southern railroad route to the Pacific Coast through Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California. Their route through the Southwest is traced on the large folding map. Also included are firsthand accounts of the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. The second volume includes a discussion of the Pacific railway and a botanical report by C.C. Parry. Illustrated with a number of nicely tinted lithographs. FIELD 109. GRAFF 246. STREETER SALE 181. COWAN, p.45. HOWES B330, "aa." RADER 330. (Inventory #: WRCAM40472)
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