New York, NY: D. Appleton & Company, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #018868
Two volume set. Original hardcover cloth bindings each with a gilt-stamped cactus on spine. Minor rubbing and fraying to the extremities, with minor cracking to the hinges; protected in archival mylar. Complete with two folding frontispieces, a large fold-out map showing the border of the US and Mexico (archivally mended), and 14 tinted lithographed plates including one of Tucson, Sonora not called for in the index. There is minor foxing to the plates. About 100 pages of text in Vol. 2 are discolored from what appears to be caused by the use of the volume as a tree leaf press, and the pages facing the endpapers are moderately toned/browned. Previous owner's small bookplate in Vol. I: John R. Walsh. The endpapers in the 1st volume are different than in the 2nd volume. Howes B201; Wagner-Camp 234: 1; Streeter Sale 173. Vol. I: [ii], xxii, 506 pages of text followed by [vi] pages of publisher's advertisement. Vol. II: [ii], xvii, [i] blank, 624 pages of text including an index. First edition.