Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Rairoad from the Mississippi River to thye Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-54. Twelve volumes bound in thirteen complete.

Washington, D. C. A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855 - 1860. 1st. Hardcover. Rebound in quarter black cloth and marbled paper boards, brown paper label on spine printed in black and white. Volumes 1, 2, 11 (map volume), and 12 part I are Senate issues; the rest are House of Representative issues.Observations on condition: VOLUME FOUR; 21 of the black and white lithographic plates foxed more heavily than the rest. VOLUME FIVE; 7 of the colored lithographic views foxed more than the rest, one plate loose. VOLUME SEVEN; waterstain to the first eighty-three pages affecting the upper perimeter of the text and eight color lithographic views. VOLUME TEN; slight foxing to four color bird lithographs and, overall foxing to one black and white reptile lithographs and minor overall spot foxing to several black and white reptile and fish lithographs. VOLUME ELEVEN, the upper and lower folds of the maps have some wear, weathering and separation. The fore edge folds are clean and strong. VOLUME TWELVE, BOOK TWO; two black and white rodent lithographs heavily foxed, one black and white fish lithographs heavily foxed with minor scattered foxing to several others. Fine. Item #9027465

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