MOLLHAUSEN, Baldwin.

Diary of a journey from the Mississippi

£4,500

Diary of a journey from the Mississippi
to the coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition.
London, Longman, Brown, Green, Roberts, 1858

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Description

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.

Description

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.

Bibliography

Sabin, 49915; Streeter 3134; Wagner-Camp 305:2.

 

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