19 December 2002
PIKE, Zebulon Montgomery. An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi... Philadelphia: John Binns for C.&A. Conrad; Somervell & Conrad, Petersburgh; Bonsal, Conrad & Co., Norfolk; and Fielding Lucas, Jr., Baltimore, 1810.
8o (212 x 130 mm). Frontispiece portrait, three folding tables and six maps, five folding (the fourth with tear through image and repaired tear on verso, some browning, offsetting and foxing). (Offsetting of portrait to title, some browning and occasional spotting.) Contemporary tree sheep, spine gilt-ruled with morocco lettering piece (some very light wear to extremities).
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST GOVERNMENT EXPLORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST, with the maps and tables bound with the text in a single volume. Field 1217; Graff 3290; Howes P373; Sabin 62836; Streeter Texas 1047; Wagner-Camp 9:1; Wheat Transmississippi West 297-299. IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING.
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