Louisville, KY: Morton & Griswold, 1845.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. pp xii, -101, with 6 plates and a folding map, errata slip bound in. 4.25 x 7.25 in. Original brown cloth boards, rebacked in black leather. Binding sound, minimal foxing, map professionally repaired. Variously attributed to Mammoth Cave's owner, Dr. John Croghan, or (more likely) to his journalist friend Alexander Clark Bullitt, this was the first book dedicated solely to Mammoth Cave and one of the first to contain engravings of the cave, as well as a map of the cave system by guide Stephen Bishop. Provides an engaging blow-by-blow account of a tour through the main rooms of the cave, interspersed with historic anecdotes and also including practical information about routes to the cave, road conditions, and accommodations. Sabin 17590; Howes C-905.