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Report of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In the Year 1842 and To Oregon and North California in the Year 1843-'44. House Doc. No. 166. (1845)(1st edition) by J. C. Fremont (John Charles); Sheffield Oil Company - First - 1845 - from Ironwood Hills Books (SKU: fremont1845house)

Report of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In the Year 1842 and To Oregon and North California in the Year 1843-'44. House Doc. No. 166. (1845)(1st edition)

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Report of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In the Year 1842 and To Oregon and North California in the Year 1843-'44. House Doc. No. 166. (1845)(1st edition)

by J. C. Fremont (John Charles); Sheffield Oil Company

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First House edition of this famous report. 1845. Complete in original binding except for the gigantic map which is available in full size color thick glossy paper professional reproduction ($25 extra if desired). Pagination: 583 pages, 22 plates, 4 maps, all blanks present. Includes fascinating pencil diagram of oil rig on back of map. Oil rig drawing titled "Sheffield Oil Company. Warren(?), Co., Pa." That pencil drawing is the only interior writing or ownership marking anywhere in the book. Condition is a mixed bag. Original half leather marbled boards show heavy wear and looks like they were professionally rehinged in the distant past. Binding is sound. Pages show moderate to heavy toning and foxing. Some plates have weird 'dot' foxing I have never seen elsewhere (see scan). Marbled endpapers. A nice well maintained copy suitable for reading and research with a cool drawing. Howes F372; Wagner-Camp 115:2; Graff 1436. House Doc. No. 166. Feel free to inquire. Please see scans of the book you will receive. Note: the large map published in 1845 was the road map people used in the gold rush of 1849. It was routinely extracted hence its rare nature. Map is 52 x 32 inches. Furthermore, I do not believe map was issued with all House editions which contributes even more to its scarcity. Map is sufficiently large that if it had ever been present there would be evidence of removal. No evidence it was ever in this volume.

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Bookseller
Ironwood Hills Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
fremont1845house
Title
Report of The Exploring Expedition To The Rocky Mountains In the Year 1842 and To Oregon and North California in the Year 1843-'44. House Doc. No. 166. (1845)(1st edition)
Author
J. C. Fremont (John Charles); Sheffield Oil Company
Book condition
Used - Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
House of Representatives. Blair and Rives.
Place of Publication
Washington
Date published
1845
Bookseller catalogs
Exploration; American History;

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