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Powell's Exploration of the Colorado River

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Author: [Powell, John Wesley]
Title: Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Place Published: Washington
Publisher:Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1875
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[4], xi, 291 pp. Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved plates, many after photographs; folding map and folding profile in pocket at rear. 29x22 cm (11½x8¾"), full calf, red and black morocco spine labels titled in gilt. First Edition.

Account of the first descent of the Colorado River, by geologist Powell, who was to become the second head of the U.S. Geological Survey. Francis Farquhar calls it "one of the basic documents of Colorado River history." Farquhar Colorado River 42a; Graff 3336; Howes P528.

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Wear to extremities, hinges repaired with Japanese paper, offsetting to endpapers, some internal toning; overall very good.
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Powell's Exploration of the Colorado River

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Aug 06, 2020
Starting Price $250
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Lot 0112 Details

Description
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Heading:
Author: [Powell, John Wesley]
Title: Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Place Published: Washington
Publisher:Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1875
Description:

[4], xi, 291 pp. Profusely illustrated with wood-engraved plates, many after photographs; folding map and folding profile in pocket at rear. 29x22 cm (11½x8¾"), full calf, red and black morocco spine labels titled in gilt. First Edition.

Account of the first descent of the Colorado River, by geologist Powell, who was to become the second head of the U.S. Geological Survey. Francis Farquhar calls it "one of the basic documents of Colorado River history." Farquhar Colorado River 42a; Graff 3336; Howes P528.

Condition
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Wear to extremities, hinges repaired with Japanese paper, offsetting to endpapers, some internal toning; overall very good.

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