[BURTON, Richard Francis]. Randolph B. MARCY. The Prairie Traveller, A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. With illustrations, and itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific. And a map. Edited (with notes) by Richard F. Burton, F.R.G.S., etc. London: Trübner and Co., 1863. 8° (196 x 135mm). Engraved frontispiece, folding map and in-text woodcuts, 32-page publisher's catalogue at end. Original patterned, blind-stamped purple-brown cloth gilt, gilt-illustrated cover, (spine a little soiled and faded, re-laid, with new endpapers).
The first edition with the preface by Burton, and his new title-page, preface and extensive notes, drawn mostly from his experiences crossing the continent. He carried and used a copy of the 1859 first edition on his trans-continental journey and was 'induced to re-edit it' by Trübner, bringing up to date Marcy's 28 routes. Burton's melancholy preface was written at the height of the American Civil War and following the tragedy of the Crimea. Penzer p. 69-70. Casada 90. Spink 25. Howes 279. Wagner-Camp 335:4.
Captain R.B. MARCY. The Prairie and Overland Traveller. A companion for emigrants, traders, travellers, hunters, and soldiers traversing great plains and prairies. London: Sampson Low, 1860. 8° (168 x 106mm). Blind-stamped brown cloth, cover with title and price in gilt, 2pp. ads at end, (spine faded). SECOND PRINTING AND FIRST LONDON EDITION, from the first edition, New York 1859 and before the New York reprint of 1861. Wagner-Camp 335:2. Not in Howes; together with the New York edition of The City of the Saints...1862, and an edited French version of his account to Salt Lake City published in Le Tour du Monde (4)