A beautiful copy, finely bound.
Mollhausen was the artist and topographer accompanying the party led by Lieutenant Amiel Weekes Whipple in the Pacific Railroad Survey Exploration of the thirty-fifth parallel in 1853. This account is generally considered to be more interesting than the officially published accounts.
First English edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxxi, 352; xi, 397pp., translated by Mrs Percy Sinnett with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, folding map, 11 chromolithographed plates, some captions cropped, 12 woodcuts, bound as an Eton College leaving present in contemporary tan calf gilt, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, small repair to foot of spine, a fine set.
Sabin, 49915; Streeter 3134; Wagner-Camp 305:2.
Stock ID: 86612