21 June 2005
MÖLLHAUSEN, Balduin (1825-1905). Diary of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific. With a United States Government Expedition. Introduction by Alexander Von Humboldt. London: Longman, 1858.
2 volumes, 8o (215 x 140 mm). Half-titles, 12 chromolithographed plates, folding engraved "Map Illustrating Balduin Möllhausen's Travels from the Mississippi to the Coast of the Pacific." Original publisher's bright red cloth, blind- and gilt-embossed, gilt-blocked spines, edges gilt (slight soiling, very minor rubbing).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Möllhausen's classic Tagebuch, with the fine engraved map. Humboldt's introduction occupies pp. xi-xxxv in vol. 1. Graff 2849; Howes M-713; Streeter V:3134; Sabin 49913; Wagner-Camp-Becker 305.2; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West 956; Wheat Books of the California Gold Rush 145; Wheat Maps of the California Gold Region 268 note. A FINE COPY. (2)
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