Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and north California in the years 1843-'44. By Brevet Captain J. C. Frémont, of the Topographical Engineers, under the orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau. Printed by order of the Senate of the United States. Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845. 22.5 x14 cm (octavo), pp. [1-3] 4-6 [7-9] 10-583 [584: blank]  586-693 [694: blank], 22 inserted plates, 5 maps (3 folded), one in pocket at rear, the others inserted in text, original black cloth decorated in blind on sides and spine, title in gold on spine. First edition. The Senate issue, 28th Congress, 2d Session, Senate Executive Document 174, Serial 461. Wagner, Camp and Becker (1982) 115:1. Howes F370. Sabin 25845. Streeter 3131. Text block on many pages is age toned, mostly in early parts of the report, there is scattered foxing, but it is much less than usually found, foxing and toning to plates and maps are minimal, the endpapers are foxed, the binding is clean, spine lettering is bright, the interior is clean, tight and without tears or chips. Overall, quite superior copy of this book. The large folded map in the rear pocket is in excellent condition. In a custom clamshell box. (#167145).
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