REPORT Of EXPLORATIONS And SURVEYS, To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to the Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Volume IV. Part V. Report on the Botany of the Expedition. 33d Congrss. 2d. Railroads & U. S. Government, Lt. A. W. Whipple.

REPORT Of EXPLORATIONS And SURVEYS, To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to the Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Volume IV. Part V. Report on the Botany of the Expedition. 33d Congrss. 2d

Washington: Beverley Tucker, Printer. 1856. 1st edition thus. Quarto Edition (Hasse p. 62; Meisel III, pp. 208-210; Wagner-Camp 264). vii, [1], 193, [1], 288 pp. Folding, hand-colored 'Botanical Profile of Forest Trees'. 59 inserted plates (Cactaceae 24; Botany 25; Mosses & Liverworts 10). 4to. 11-1/2" x Original brown cloth (professionally rebacked). Overall VG (spine cloth dull/extremity wear to binding/short tear at attachment point of folding plate/usual bit of foxing). Ex-lib, with occasional stamp. Item #10778.3

The Quarto Edition of the Pacific Railroad Survey began publication in 1855, and finished in 1861, with a total of 12 volumes appearing 13 books. Wagner-Camp terms this set a "... monumental collection of scientific information.. [with] richness ... within."

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