IRVING, WASHINGTON The Rocky Mountains: or, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Far West; digested from the journal of Captain B.L.E. Bonneville, of the Army of the United States, and illustrated from other sources.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837. First American edition. Two volumes, publisher's dark blue cloth, paper spine labels, preserved in a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemise. 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches (19 x 11 cm); various paginations; illustrated with 2 folding maps. Maps with early, neat repairs, some rubbing to binding, spine labels slightly chipped, some pale staining, foxing and toning, else very good.
This is binding variant A, with the twelve-page catalogue in volume one. There is some question as to whether the New York or London edition is the true first edition. Howes 185; Graff 2160; Smith 5046; Wagner/Camp 67:3; Wheat 423 & 424.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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