Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 65

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CALIFORNIA.) Emory, William H. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri to San Diego, in California. 3 maps, 40 plates, text illustrations. 416 pages. Thick 8vo, contemporary cloth, moderate wear, remnants of original spine label; moderate foxing, lacking plate 26 of San Diego, but with a duplicate of botanical plate III; early inscriptions on front endpapers. 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Exec. Doc. 7. Washington, 1848

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Second Senate edition per Wagner-Camp. Wagner-Camp 148:2; Zamorano Eighty 33 ("a library of Western Americana is incomplete without it"). Provenance: Robert Beale (Senate Sergeant at Arms from 1845 to 1853); gift to Elliott Eskridge Lane (1823-1857), who died of food poisoning at the inauguration dinner of his uncle President James Buchanan; thence to his sister Harriet Lane, who served as her bachelor uncle's unofficial First Lady; John Howell catalogue, 1979, to the consignor. with--a detached copy of the large folding map from the first edition, "Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas Rio del Norte and Rio Gila" by Joseph Welch, 1847, in a separate envelope.