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Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852: by Randolph B. Marcy ... assisted by George B. McClellan ... With reports on the natural history of the country, and numerous illustrations

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Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Marcy, Randolph B (Randolph Barnes) 1812-1887  Search this
McClellan, George Brinton 1826-1885  Search this
Shepard, Charles Upham 1804-1886  Search this
Hitchcock, Edward 1793-1864  Search this
Shumard, George Gettz  Search this
Shumard, B. F (Benjamin Franklin) 1820-1869  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Girard, Charles 1822-1895  Search this
Torrey, John 1796-1873  Search this
Turner, William W (William Wadden) 1810-1859  Search this
Adams, C. B (Charles Baker) 1814-1853  Search this
Illustrator:
Richard, John H. approximately 1807-  Search this
Engraver:
Dougal, William H. 1822-1895  Search this
Lithographer:
Ackerman, James 1815 or 1816-1864  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Babcock, H. B. DSI  Search this
Wistar, Caspar 1801-1867 DSI  Search this
Horace Howard Furness Free Library (Wallingford, Pa.) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
McClellan, George Brinton 1826-1885 DSI  Search this
Donor:
Lubrecht, Harry 1908-1997 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 320 pages, [65] leaves of plates in various foliations (1 folded). illustrations (some color) 23 cm + 1 atlas ([2] folded leaves of plates. maps. 23 cm)
Type:
Books
Place:
Louisiana
Texas
Red River (Tex.-La.)
United States
Date:
1853
Notes:
Another edition (Washington, B. Tucker, 1854) has title page headed: 33d Congress, 1st session, Senate. Executive doc.
Plates 2 (geology) and XVIII (botany) were never issued.
Most of the plates were lithographed by Ackerman; the zoological plates are signed by J.H. Richard and W.H. Dougal.
Appendixes: A. Meteorological observations.--B. Table of courses and distances on the route of Capt. Marcy's exploration of Red River.--C. Mineralogy: Report on the minerals collected, by C.U. Shepard.--D. Geology: Notes upon the specimens of rocks and minerals collected, by Edward Hitchcock. Remarks upon the general geology of the country traversed, by Geo. G. Shumard.--E. Palæontology: Description of the species of Carboniferous and Cretaceous fossils collected, by B.F. Shumard.--F. Zoology: Mammals, by R.B. Marcy. Reptiles [and] fishes, by S.F. Baird and C. Girard. Shells, by C.B. Adams and G.C. [i.e. G.G.] Shumard. Orthopterous insects, arachnidans, myriapods, by C. Girard.--G. Botany: Description of the plants collected during the expedition, by John Torrey.--H. Ethnology: Vocabularies of the Comanches and Witchitas, by R.B. Marcy, with some general remarks by W.W. Turner.
Howes, W. U.S.iana, 1650-1950 (1962 edition), M-276
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 44512
Wagner, H.R. Plains & the Rockies (4th ed.), 226:1
Stafleu, F.A. Taxonomic literature (2nd ed.), 5402
Early American botanical works (Lubrecht auction cat.), 89A (=SCNHRB text v., c. 1)
SCNHRB has 3 copies of the text volume, and 1 copy of the atlas volume.
SCNHRB c. 1 of the text v. (39088006094833) has ms. ink inscription on front free endpaper: Dr. Caspar Wistar, with the regards of Geo. B. McClellan; also with a ms. pencil annotation for the Lubrecht collection on front free endpaper: "TS 3/67." An extra copy of plate 7 (geology) is bound in following the first occurrence of that plate.
SCNHRB c. 1 of the text v. has bookplates: 1. Horace Howard Furness Free Library, Wallingford, Pa., with embossed stamp of that library on title page; 2. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Preservation supported by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
SCNHRB c. 1 of the text v. has publisher's blind-stamped brown embossed cloth binding with gilt lettered spine; housed in a later archival paperboard box for preservation.
SCNHRB c. 2 of the text v. (39088010383958) has stamps: 1. S.F. Baird; 2. Library, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Feb. 16, 1882; accession no. 124659; this volume was erroneously stamped for withdrawal ("w/d DSI"); with a few handwritten pencil annotations and markings.
SCNHRB c. 2 of the text v. has the publisher's blind-stamped brown embossed cloth binding, with brown cloth book tape covering the spine (original spine label is mounted on the book tape).
SCNHRB c. 3 of the text v. (39088010382679) has autograph of a former owner, H.B. Babcock, on title page, with his name stamped in gold at the foot of the spine; with a handwritten pencil annotation for the Lubrecht collection on front free endpaper: "GS 3/67"; this volume was erroneously stamped for withdrawal ("w/d DSI").
SCNHRB c. 3 of the text v. has later half-leather binding with marbled paper boards; raised bands; gilt-lettered spine; and marbled endpapers and edges.
SCNHRB atlas v. (39088006094841) has stamp: Library, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Feb. 16, 1882 (accession no. 124657); with publisher's blind-stamped brown embossed cloth binding with gilt cover title ("Maps, Lieut. Marcy's report"); both maps have been torn and repaired with clear tape. Housed in a later archival paperboard portfolio for preservation.
Topic:
Discoveries in geography--American  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
F377.R3 U59 1853
F377.R3U59 1853
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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