Report Of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In The Year 1842, And To Oregon And North California In The Years 1843-’44

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Copyright Date 1845, First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated With 22 Lithograph Plates Plus 5 Maps, 3 Of Them Folding Plus 6 Additional Loose Plates From ‘The Life Of Kit Carson’ By Charles Burdett Have Been Laid Into Rear Pastedown Pocket With Folding Map Of North America. 22.8X13.7 Cm (9X5½”), Rebacked Brown Cloth With Original Spine Strip Laid Down, Decorated In Blind & Lettered In Gilt. First Edition, House Of Representatives Issue.Frémont’s Most Important Work, Chronicling His Seminal Expeditions That Revealed The Paths And Trails That Were To Be The Highways By Which The Gold-Seekers Would Rush To California Beginning In 1849, With His Important Large Map Of The West. The First Portion Of The Work Reprints Frémont’s Report Of 1843, Covering His 1842 Expedition To The Rocky Mountains, The Second Portion Records His Expedition Of 1843-1844, Delineating The Major Sections Of The Route Subsequently Followed By Thousands Of Oregon Immigrants. This House Of Representatives Issue Lacks The Scientific Data Present In The Larger Senate Issue. Cowan P.223-4; Graff 1436; Howes F370; Wagner-Camp 115:1; Wheat Transmississippi Vol. Ii, Pp.194-200, Map 497; Zamorano Eighty #39. Light Wear And Rubbing To Extremities With Some Loss, Spine Strip Faded With Flaking And Fading To Gilt; Textblock Toned And Foxed Throughout With Some Occasional Minor Soiling, Maps Intact But With Foxing, Edge Tears, Some Fold Tears Mended With Tape; Very Good.

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