19 December 2002
MÖLLHAUSEN, Balduin (1825-1905). Diary of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1858.
2 volumes, 8o (215 x 136 mm). Half-titles, advertisement leaf at end of vol. II. 7 chromolithographed plates and 4 tinted lithographed plates after Möllhausen, 7 wood-engraved plates, folding engraved map, 5 woodcuts in text (some scattered pale foxing). Publisher's plum blind- and gilt-decorated cloth (recased, spines a but faded); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Alfred Paul Bay (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Möllhausen was the artist and topographer assigned to Lt. A.M. Whipple's Pacific Railroad Survey Exploration of the thirty-fifth parallel in 1853. Farquhar Colorado River 19b; Graff 2849; Howes M713; Sabin 49915; Wagner-Camp 305:2; Wheat Transmississippi West 956. (2)
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