Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855.
Quarto. Half Leather. With the “Report of the Secretary of War on the Several Railroad Explorations” (pp. 1-34), “An Examination of the Reports of Explorations for Railroad Routes from the Mississippi to the Pacific” (35-112), “Memoranda on Railways” (113-130), “Report upon the Cost of Transporting Troops and Supplies to California, Orgeon, New Mexico, etc.” (131-136), “Report of Explorations for a Route for the Pacific Railroad, Near the Forty-Seventh and Forty-Ninth Parallels of North Latitude, from St. Paul to Puget Sound” (viii, 1-651). Pagination resets with the final ‘Report,’ with separate index and table of contents for the two sections; all bound together in one volume. Some foxing to the endpapers and minor dampstaining to the top edge of the endpapers and flyleaves only. Loss to the edges of the boards, bumping to the corners, wear to the joints, and worming and surface loss to the spine. Half leather over marbled paper boards, with remnants of the black leather label on the spine.
Very Good binding.