3 December 2007
[IRVING, Washington]. The Crayon Miscellany. No. 1. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835.
12o (178 x 112 mm). Original green cloth, paper spine labels (a little rubbing). Provenance: John B. Dill (signature dated 1835 on front free endpaper).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, containing Irving's "Tour of the Prairies." BAL 10140.
IRVING, Washington. The Rocky Mountains: or, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Far West. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837.
2 volumes, 12o (192 x 115 mm). Folding frontispiece maps (some offsetting and browning, first with lower corner torn away). Original blue cloth, printed paper spine labels (some wear and rubbing). Provenance: Frederick W. Skiff (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of Irving's study of explorations and fur-trade operations from Green River to Salt Lake and Walla Walla, 1832-35, including the first account of the trapping expedition over the Sierras to California, led by "Joe" Walker. BAL 10151; Graff 2160; Howes I-85; Smith 5046; Wagner-Camp-Becker 67:3. (3)
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