Meadville, PA: Flood & Vincent, The Chautauqua-Century Press, 1895.
First edition. Large 4to. Bound in superb three-quarter full dark brown smooth calf (recent), preserving both original covers, gilt lettering on cover and spine, blind stamped design motifs. Original maroon and beige marbled endpapers. This is the first complete narrative of Powellís renowned travel down the Colorado River, compiling scientific data, as well as providing empirical observations of topography, flora and fauna, and habits of indigenous peoples. Frontispiece portrait of the bearded Powell, with more than 250 fabulous illustrations throughout, some in half-tone, many whole page. The rare first edition of a highly desirable book, with dozens of illustrations of this edition appearing first in this account. Tope edges gilt. Near fine, with minimal scuffing to original covers.
Price: $8,500.00 Item #5006