Lot 17: Author: Emory, William H. Title: Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey Place Published: Washington Publisher: Cornelius Wendell, printer Date Published: 1857-1859 Description: 2 volumes bound in 3, as issued. xvi, 258, viii, 174; , 270, 78; , 62, 33, 35, 85,  pp. Illustrated with: 2 large folding maps (1 of them an unlisted hand-colored geologic map), 9 steel-engraved plates of views (1 of which, "View of Monument Mountain" is not listed); 12 color lithographs of Indians or views; 33 plates with 66 engraved outline sketches; 1 folding profile; 1 folding chart; 1 map; 21 steel-engraved paleontological plates; 61 lithographed botanical plates; 75 steel-engraved specimen plates & 1 view of cacti; 27 steel-engraved plates of animals along the boundary, many showing details of their bone structure; 25 hand-colored lithograph plates of birds; 41 steel-engraved plates of reptiles; 41 steel-engraved plates of fish; plus numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text. (4to) 29x22 cm. (11?x8?"), modern quarter leather and marbled boards, spines gilt-lettered, slipcase. First Edition, House Issue. One plate with engraved outline sketch with corner bent, tender, a few color lithographs with light foxing, geologic map with short stub tear, very good or better condition internally, in fine modern bindings.
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