Lot 24 of 576:
J.R. Bartlett's Personal Narrative of Exploration  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '53

Author:
Bartlett, John Russell

Place:
New York

Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company

Date:
1854

Description:

2 volumes. [2], xxii, 506 + [6] ad; [2], xvii, [1], 624 pp. Illustrated with 16 lithographed plates after Bartlett including folding frontispieces, with tissue guards; numerous wood engravings; large folding map in Vol. I. (8vo), original green cloth, spines gilt lettered and decorated, rebacked and recased with original spine cloth laid down. First Edition.

Important first-hand account of the survey which laid down the southwestern border between the United States and Mexico following the conclusion of hostilities. Jenkins calls this work "the most scholarly and scientific description of southwest Texas of its era," although Graff points out that "a number of incidents described by Bartlett have been differently interpreted by his associates." This copy with only one of the geyser plates listed and with the additional unlisted view of Tucson, as often. Cowan p.36; Graff 198; Howes B201; Jenkins 12; Rader 287; Sabin 3746; Wagner-Camp 234:1; Wheat Transmississippi 798.


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Condition:
Light wear to extremities; folding map with repairs, now placed in added pocket at rear of Volume 1, some browning from previously laid in material, now removed, light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
269400
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