Lot 22: Author: Fr?mont, J[ohn] C[harles] Title: Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44 Place Published: Washington Publisher: Gales & Seaton Date Published: 1845 Description: 693 pp. With 22 lithograph plates; 5 maps, 3 of them folding (including 1 loose in rear endpaper pocket). (8vo) 22.7x18 cm (9x5?"), original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition, Senate Issue. An exceptional copy of J.C. Fr?mont's most important work, chronicling his seminal expeditions that revealed the paths and trails that were to be the highways by which the gold seekers would rush to California beginning in 1849, with his important large map of the West. Just at touch of rubbing and wear to spine ands and corners; occasional very minor darkening or fox marks within, much less that normal and not affecting plates or maps; a near fine copy, rarely found so nice, in custom slipase. Provenance: Alta California Books. 8/69.
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