Lot 340 of 541:
Vol. V of Pacific Railroad Reports  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4. Volume V

Author:

Place:
Washington

Publisher:
Beverley Tucker, Printer

Date:
1856

Description:

Volume V only. Illustrated with 26 color lithograph plates; 4 maps (1 folding); 14 sections on 8 sheets (a few color, 7 sheets folding); 10 (of 11) fossil plates; 28 botany plates; 1 geology plate. (4to) 28.5x22 cm (11¼x8¾"), original blindstamped black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. House issue.

Robert Stockton Williamson's explorations in California, one of the most sought-after volumes of the Pacific Railway Reports, with superb lithographs including the noteworthy first view of Los Angeles. Howes P3; Wagner-Camp 264.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some fading and wear to cloth, worn at joints with cloth split along rear joint; some light foxing within, internally very good.


 
Item number:
273187
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