Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: C. & A. Conrad & Co., Et al, 1810. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. Item #27008
Frontispiece portrait of Lieut. Z. M. Pike engraved by Edwin (paper darkened some). Bound at back are 6 maps (5 folding); the 3 folding tables are within the text sections, all collated complete. Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779 - 1813) American soldier and explorer, whose narratives of travel "... captured the imagination of Americans, who were interested in the West..." (Paul David Nelson in the ANB) Provenance notes: Front endpaper with the book label of Edmund W. Hening, Richmond, Virginia (c. 1810 - 1884); our research indicates he was the son of the legal writer William Walter Hening, 1767-1828. Pencil name on opposite endpaper of Geo. W. Southall (1810-1851) the prominent Williamsburg, Virginia attorney & landowner. Front two (blank) endpapers with the small oval blind-stamp of Randolph & English Booksellers Richmond Virginia and with a small priced printed catalog description of the book pasted-in. The title page with the previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894 and with his small number-stamp on front endpaper. Howes P-373, Wagner-Camp 9. Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" size; bound in full polished calf of the time, spine with simple gilt line-rules, red leather label, gilt titled; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding, top of spine with a little chip at the very edge; some spotting & foxing to text; old damp-discoloration corner of first several leaves; corners of a couple of leaves chipped away (no textual losses); closed tear to one leaf; in very good condition.