First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Senate Executive Document No. 23, 30th Congress, 1st Session. 132 pp + folding map and 24 plates. Modern buckram binding with leather spine label; original wrappers not bound in (although, according to the Streeter catalogue (168) some copies were issued without wrappers). This report also appears in the House edition of Emory's Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, but according to Wagner-Camp (143) this is the first edition. It describes Abert's journey from Fort Leavenworth over the Santa Fe Trail via Bent's Fort, his survey of the northern part of New Mexico, and return trip via the Trail. The lovely lithographed plates--believed to be from drawings made by Abert himself--include images of the pueblos of Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, and Acoma, as well as Bosque del Apache and other landscape features. Rittenhouse #2; Howes A-11.
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