New York: Francis P. Harper, 1895. First edition thus. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #018728
Three volume set. Original matching green cloth bindings in very good condition with minor bumping to two corners, minor shelfwear, and slight discoloration to the spine of the 2nd volume. Vol. I: cxiii, 356 pages with portrait and facsimile. Vol. II: vi, 357-855. Vol. III: 856-955 plus plate of the Falls of St. Anthony and 6 lithographed folding maps in rear pocket, two of which are somewhat browned on one panel as a natural effect of offsetting from the binding material inside the pocket. An excellent edition of one of the first explorations of the American West and Southwest. See Wagner-Camp 9. Howes P373 [aa] "best edition." Limited to 1150 copies; this is number 946 printed on Fine Book Paper. The inner front hinge of the first volume is somewhat weakened, and the title page was re-attached. Many pages in the 2nd and 3rd volumes are uncut and unopened. First thus edition.