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59 black and white lithographic plates, very large folding diagram (botanical profile), appendeces, 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, embossed cloth covered boards. Rear cover detached, front joint beginning to split, text block beginning to crack at a couple of signatures but generally tight, library withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper, about half the plates are toned (images here show one examples of one clean and one toned plate), profile is in very good condition with no fold splits. This is a fascinating volume for the botanist, with much on cacti and also Californian plants. It contains Part V "Report on the Botany of the Expedition" and Part VI "Report on the Zoology of the Expedition" of the Whipple and Ives Expedition Report (the other parts are in volume III - Report of a Survey near the 35th Parallel from the Mississippie River to the Pacific Ocean). Part V is composed of the following parts: No. 1 General Description of the Botanical Character of the Country by J.M. Bigelow (11 sections including #1 Napoleon, on the Mississippi, to Fort Smith, Arkansas; #7. San Francisco Valley; #11 Los Angeles Valley). No. 2 Description of Forest Trees by J.M. Bigelow (including Forest Trees along the Route Traversed and Descriptions of Valuable or Remarkable California Forest Trees); No. 3 Description of the Cactaceae; No. 4 Descriptions of the General Botanical Collections by John Torrey; No. 5 Description of the Mosses and Liverworts by W.S. Sullivant. There are 24 plates of cacti, 25 general botanical plates, and 10 plates of mosses and liverworts, plus a very large folding "Botanical Profile representing the Forest Trees Along the route explored by Lieut. A.W. Whipple, Corps of Topl. Engrs. near the Parallel of 35 North Latitude 1853-1854 from Fort Smith to San Pedro. Prepared by J.M. Bigelow, M.D. Botanist to the expedition" - a beautifully rendered profile with little color pictographs of 42 different species from Yucca to California oak. Part VI is the relatively brief Field Notes and Explanations by C.B.R. Kennerly. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Reports of Explorations And Surveys, To ...
Editorial: U.S. Government. Washington, D.C. 1856.
Año de publicación: 1856
Edición: Volume IV.
Descripción Washington: GPO, 1856. Estado de conservación: Fair. *Price HAS BEEN reduced until Monday, July 31 for our ABEBOOKS JULY SALE* large, thick quarto, 167, 288 pp., plates, large folding chart; original cloth, now lacking the spine covering with the covers detached, in need of rebacking at the least; plates are generally clean, the folding chart has splits to some of the folds. Nº de ref. de la librería ZB1000999
Descripción U. S. Government Printing, Washington, 1856. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 24 Plates Ilustrador. 1st Edition. Volume IV. Some foxing to plates, no spine or original covers, has been punched and placed in clasp binder, 24 OF 25 plates. Nº de ref. de la librería 023705
Descripción Government Printing Office, 1856. REBOUND IN BLACK BUCKR ... Estado de conservación: Good. Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain The Most Practicable and Economical Route for A Railroad from The Mississippi River to The Pacific Ocean, Volume IV (4). Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1856. Paginated by sectionpp. Illustrated. 4to. Book condition: Good, missing large folding section at first page 26. Nº de ref. de la librería RREP15RJB
Descripción U. S. Senate (Beverley Tucker, P, 1856. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Nº de ref. de la librería 29379
Descripción House of Representatives / A O P Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1856. Quarter Morocco. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Plates Ilustrador. First Edition. Dark green morocco spine and tips over dark green embossed boards, spine gilt stilll brilliant, binding fine and unworn, original green endpapers clean, hinges tight, remarkably well preserved. Contents clean, no names or marks, foxing throughout, dampstain at lower corner of most plates. Nº de ref. de la librería 023131
Descripción Beverly Tucker, 1857. Senate Issue., 1857. Estado de conservación: Used - Good. Quarto. Original cloth boards, spine lacking (replaced with cloth tape). Boards quite scuffed and eddgeworn. 20 colour plates, folding charts and plans. First fifty pages (including endpapers, introduction, frontispiece, table of contents) detached but present. Binding weak in some places internally. A reading or binding copy. Plates generally in good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería S51098
Descripción . Washington, House of Representatives, 1856, First edition, House issue., 1856. 4to [30 x 24 cm]; vii, 193; 288 pp, 59 lithographed and engraved botanical plates (complete), including 24 of cactii, 10 of mosses, index to each part, large folding hand colored chart showing vegetation cross-sections. later cloth with printed title label on spine, light stain on margin of title, but overall clean, solid very good condition. Hasse 62. The surveys to produce a national railroad provided some of the most important natural history, geographical and ethnological information that has ever been made available and resulted in the important 12 volume set, of which this is volume IV, complete in itself. It consists of a report on the botany of the expedition, soil and productions along the route by J. M. Bigelow, cactaceae by George Englemann and J. M. Bigelow, descriptions by famous botanist John Torrey, mosses by W. S. Sullivant. and report on the zoology of the expedition. Wagner Camp Becker 263a. A picture of this book is available on request. Nº de ref. de la librería A8980
Descripción U. S. Senate (Beverley Tucker, P, 1856. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Numerous black and white full-page plates of plants; one large, hand-colored, fold-out chart on "Botanical Profile of Forest Trees"; some tears to fold-out chart (one small area of loss) ; Good+ in original blind and gilt-stamped brown cloth boards; wear and rubbing to edges and extrems; light chipping at spine ends; corners bumped and worn; rubbing and dust soiling to boards and spine cloth; light and very sporadic foxing throughout; heavier foxing near front and rear; a few pages lightly tanned; edges dust dulled; else a clean and tight copy of this scarce report; internally clean with NO pencil or ink markings; Pasadena's premier independent new and used bookstore. Nº de ref. de la librería 29378
Descripción Beverley Tucker, Printer, Washington, 1859. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. No Jacket. Ex-library with the usual features. Pages are slightly darkened with age and there is light age spotting on some of the plates. Binding is good. The book has been hard bound in a plain black buckram cover. Cover is lightly scuffed. Numerous plates, some in color. Contents of Volume X: Parts III, IV, - General Report upon the Zoology of the Several Pacific Railroad Routes; Zoological portion of the reports by Lieutenant E. G. Beckwith.; Nos. 2-5 of part VI of the report by Lieutenant A. W. Whipple.; Zoological portion of the report by Lieutenant J. G. Parke.; Part IV of the report by Lieutenant R.S. Willamson.; No. 4 of Part IV of the report by Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 121324y
Descripción Beverley Tucker, Printer, Washington, 1856. vii, , 193, , 288 pp. Folding, hand-colored 'Botanical Profile of Forest Trees'. 59 inserted plates (Cactaceae 24; Botany 25; Mosses & Liverworts 10). 4to. 11-1/2" x. The Quarto Edition of the Pacific Railroad Survey began publication in 1855, and finished in 1861, with a total of 12 volumes appearing 13 books. Wagner-Camp terms this set a ". monumental collection of scientific information. [with] richness . within." Overall VG (spine cloth dull/extremity wear to binding/short tear @ attachment point of folding plate/usual bit of foxing). Ex-lib, with occasional stamp. Original brown cloth (professionally rebacked) 1st edition thus. Quarto Edition (Hasse p. 62; Meisel III, pp. 208-210; Wagner-Camp 264). Nº de ref. de la librería 10778.3