Lot 27: Author: Heap, Gwinn Harris Title: Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California: Journal of the Expedition of E.F. Beale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California, in 1853 Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo Date Published: 1854 Description: 136 + 32 ad pp. Illustrated with 13 lithograph plates, a few color; folding lithographed map tipped to rear pastedown, as issued. (8vo) 22.7x14 cm (9x5?"), original blindstampd cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Well-illustrated first-hand relation of Western travel. Fading and some staining to binding, spine ends worn, corners less so, remains of old paper spine label; rear flyleaf torn out, with tear to last ad leaf; top left corner of plate 3 torn off not affecting image; overall very good, very uncommon with the map. Provenance: R. Hawley, 4/91.
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