Lot 94: Dellenbuagh's Canyon Voyage in rare dust jacket

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Lot 94: Author: Dellenbaugh, Frederick S.; Title: A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Putnam; Date Published: 1908; Description: [1] ad, xx, [2], 277 + [6] ad pp. With 3 plates from sketches by Dellenbaugh, 2 in color including the frontispiece; 46 plates from photographs by E.O. Beaman, Jack Hilliers & others; 5 maps, 4 of them folding; head & tailpieces from sketches. (8vo), 22.6x14,5 cm (9x5¾"), original pictorial cloth after a design by the author, top edge gilt, pictorial dust jacket replicating the design on the cover. First Edition.Presentation copy inscribed n the front free endpaper, "To Dr. Wm. B. Dunning, wiht the kind regards of F.S. Dellenbaugh, June 4th, 1912." Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) was artist and assistant topographer with John Wesley Powell's second expedition down the Colorado River. He later joined the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition financed by railroad magnate E. H. Harriman, served as librarian of the American Geographical Society (1909-1911), became a fellow of the American Ethnological Society, and helped to found the Explorers Club in 1904. An attractive and significant volume, rare in the original dust jacket. Condition: Jacket with some chipping to spine ends and corners; the volume is fine, the jacket very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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