EMORY, WILLIAM H. 1811-1887.
Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848.
8vo. 614 pp. 64 lithographed plates, 6 maps, 3 of which are folding. Original brown cloth with printed paper spine label, one folding map in custom brown cloth slipcase. Some spotting, a few early leaves disbound, folding maps with creases and repaired tears, slipcased map with chips, separation at some folds and browning, cloth worn and with some repair, spine label chipped and browned.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, HOUSE EDITION. The first systematic examination of the country west of Santa Fe, and the large folding map included is the first accurate depiction of the area. The House edition precedes the Senate issue and includes all of the material that was abridged in later issues. Cowan p 195; Graff 1249; Howes 145; Sabin 22536; Wagner-Camp 148:5; Wheat Transmississippi West 3, map 505; Zamorano 80 33.