Washington: Beverley Tucker, Printer, 1857. 1st Edition. Leather. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good - / No jacket as issued. Item #001286
1st edition. Volume VII (of 13). A Good to Very Good copy. 4to., 15, 1-42, 204, 28, 116, 37 (each section numbered individually) pp., with 8 colored lithographic views, 10 palaeontology plates; 14 geology plates; folding color geology plan/map; 8 botony plates; 11 meteorology plates. Bound in full law leather with red morocco title label, and black morocco volume label on the spine. Ex-Library, with Wake Forest College book plate and call numbers on the spine; no additional markings. Moderate wear to the boards, particularly the tips and joints. Some light damp-staining at lower margins near the spine, not affecting any images. *** The reports of the Pacific railroad surveys were prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Department. The vols. dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and revised by Professors Henry and Baird of the Smithsonian institution--cf. Ingersoll, History of the War Department, 1879, p. 292-293. Volume VII. Route in California to connect with those near the 35th and 32d parallels. Route between the Rio Grande and Pimas villages.