[Western Exploration/Salt Lake Natural History] 4 Titles (7 Vols).
++ Howard Stansbury. AN EXPEDITION TO THE VALLEY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE OF UTAH: Including a Description of its Geography, Natural History, and Minerals, and an Analysis of its Waters: With an Authentic Account of the Mormon Settlement… 2 Vols (Text and Map volume). Phila: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852. 1st trade edition. 60 plates (6 folding): 3 folding maps (2 in map volume, 1 in text volume); 34 views (3 folding, 31 nonfolding); 10 zoology plates; 9 botanical plates; 4 paleontology plates. “Cave on Fremont’s Land” is at pp170-171 despite location on plate list. Pp413-414 incorrectly describe images 6a-6d and 7a-7b as being on Plate IV (not Plate II, where the actually do appear). This was corrected in the Senate edition of 1853. On p, the plate list entry that appears to be an unnumbered Paleontology plate corresponds to some of the images that actually do appear on Plate IV. Text purple cloth, peach eps. Text vol very good, minor foxing to plates. Early library markings on fep. Blind seal on frontis, title, and 1st zoology plate. Map volume orig black cloth with “Maps/ Stansbury’s Expedition” in gilt on front cover. Map volume’s front and rear covers separated (one map going each way). Map volume’s severely stained. Light stain to maps, pencil ownership on 1 map’s verso. Graff 3947. Howes S-884. Field 1490. Wheat (TM), Vol 3, 765. ++ F. V. Hayden. TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE TERRITORIES: A Report of Progress of the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the Year 1878. 2 Vols. Wash: GPO, 1883. Vol I’s prelims roughly opened. Vol II has a few loose gatherings. ++ G. C. Broadhead, F. B. Meek and B. F. Shumard. REPORTS OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. 1855-1871. Jefferson City: Regan & Carter, 1873. Worn, pp115-126 loose, front joint split. ++ Charles A. White. REPORT ON THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE STATE OF IOWA… 2 Vols. Des Moines: Mills & Co., 1870. Vol II’s spine defective, joints brittle, ex library.
++ 8vo/4to. Orig cloth. Sold with all faults. 19.0 Lb.