Glazier, Willard >>
Title Down the Great River : Embracing an Account of the Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi, Together with Views, Descriptive and Pictorial, of the Cities, Towns, Villages and Scenery on the Banks of the River . . .
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Publisher Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers; 1889
Seller ID 18598
499 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Dark brown cloth over beveled boards, decorative covers with gilt and black lettering, tan floral endpapers, 445 + 54 pages, frontispiece portrait engraving of author Willard Glazer, 24 additional b/w plates with captions. Includes beautiful long narrow foldout map of entire Mississippi River, 'The Father of Waters.' ; True story of author's exploration and journey along entire length of Mississippi River, undertaken in 1881. ; Copyright 1887. This printing 1889. Complete subtitle: 'Embracing an Account of the Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi, Together with Views, Descriptive and Pictorial, of the Cities, Towns, Villages and Scenery on the Banks of the River, as Seen During a Canoe Voyage of Over Three Thousnad Miles from its Head Waters to the Gulf of Mexico, Illustrated'. ; This is an actual hardcover book from 1889, not a flimsy modern reprint. ; Cloth shows moderate wear, mainly at heel and crown. Spine a bit faded but quite readable. Gilt on front is bright and shiny. Pages show only a touch of foxing. No marks or scribbles. Binding tight.