Publication: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 1955, Jamaica Plain
First edition. Cloth, 1144pp., lengthy introduction, prologue, eleven maps including 8 folding maps bound-in and 2 large folding maps in pocket at rear. An exceptionally thorough study and compilation of the narratives of various individuals who during the period of 1790 to 1850 explored, or traveled in, the Trans-Mississippi West collecting botanical specimens. This work presents the records by decade, beginning with 1786, then 1790-1800, then 1800-1810, and so on, through 1840-1850. The narratives and/or observations, and descriptions by Haenke, Menzies, Lewis & Clark, Bradbury, Nuttall, Eschscholtz Baldwin, James, Say, Botta, Berlandier, Douglas, Coulter, Tolmie, Drummon, Wyeth, Maximilian, Beyrich, Hinds, Geyer, Brackenridge, Gambel, Fremont, Burke, Gordon, Spalding, Audubon, Abert, Wislezenus, Hartweg Emory, Fendler, Parry, Wright, and many more are recorded here, with extensive footnotes to provide historical context. An excellent and important work. Near Fine copy. Maps as new. Closed tears, wear, and chipping to fragile original glassine dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 47654