Diary of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific


2 Volumes – 1858 – with chromo-lithographs – done in conjunction with a United States Government Expedition – by Mollhausen and Baldwin – Octavos in contemporary half dark brown calf over, marbled boards – book plates – Humboldt wrote that it is “one of the most important accounts of the American west” – spine loose on Volume I – shows ‘rubbing’ on the boards but gilt labels on the spine intact….normally $2000-$3000 with most rare book dealers. ex. Wayne Leicht library (who has read it cover to cover and still has a better copy). Missing a plate. 

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