[WHEAT, MARVIN T.] Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera, in the Form of Fifty-One Letters ... by Cincinnatus. San Francisco: Whitton, Towne, & Co., 1857.

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[WHEAT, MARVIN T.]
Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera, in the Form of Fifty-One Letters ... by Cincinnatus. San Francisco: Whitton, Towne, & Co., 1857.

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[WHEAT, MARVIN T.]
Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera, in the Form of Fifty-One Letters ... by Cincinnatus. San Francisco: Whitton, Towne, & Co., 1857. 438 pp. Illustrated with 5 wood engravings. 12mo. Original pale blue illustrated wrappers. Custom chemise, blue morocco-backed slipcase. Small stain to fore-edge of first two signatures, period penciled notes, wrappers with some tiny chips along extremities, lightly toned and soiled.

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Contains notes in epistolary form on a trip through Arizona and the Southwest. Wheat accompanied H.S. Washburn, United States Deputy Surveyor, from Fort Yuma up the Gila River to Tucson. Also included is information on a potential railroad route, copper mining, the banishment of Barron and Forbes and the Tepic Conspiracy, and an American filibustering expedition. Copies in wrappers appear far less frequently than those in cloth. The frontispiece illustration is printed on the front wrapper. Graff 4618; Howes W313; Wagner-Camp 294b.
Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 2001, $2,200.
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