Washington. 1848. 416pp. plus 42 plates and large folding map (laid in). Modern green buckram, gilt leather label. Light foxing and soiling. About very good. Item #WRCAM20777B
One of several issues of the Senate version (with Emory's rank given as lieutenant colonel), of one of the most important government reports on overland travel, with accounts of the march of the Army of the West, the Mexican-American War in New Mexico and California, and some of the first American views of the far Southwest. "A library of Western Americana is incomplete without it" - ZAMORANO 80. Emory also made an important scientific contribution with this work, especially in the botanical section contributed by John Torrey. WAGNER-CAMP 148:2. COWAN, p.195. FIELD 500. HILL 559. HOWES E145. SABIN 22536. ZAMORANO 80, 33. SAUNDERS 2883. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 544. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1669. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 103.