Washington: McGill & Witherow, 1868. 47pp. Late 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Original front wrapper bound in, with presentation inscription. Extremities worn, old unobtrusive blindstamp on titlepage. Internally clean and nice. Very good. Item #WRCAM25556
John R. Bartlett's copy, with his signature on the front wrapper, and a presentation inscription from the author: "...with the compliments of C.P. Clever." Clever was a delegate to Congress from New Mexico. In this interesting pamphlet he devotes much space to a description of the mineral resources of New Mexico, finally outlining the importance of building a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, terminating in San Diego, California. A nice association copy, once owned by John R. Bartlett, author of PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF EXPLORATIONS IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, CALIFORNIA... (1854). The Streeter copy sold to parties unknown for $50 in 1966. HOWES C488. STREETER SALE 466. SABIN 13683.