REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1842, AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEARS 1843-'44. BY BREVET CAPTAIN J.C. FREMONT, OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, UNDER THE ORDERS OF COL. J.J. ABERT, CHIEF OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL BUREAU. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Washington: Blair and Rives, Printers, 1845. 28th Cong., 2d Sess. HD166. 583, [1 blank] pp. Plates and maps all present except for Botany Plate 4 and the large Preuss map. Otherwise, Very Good in contemporary marbled boards and later dark tape, reinforced at inner margins. With the Louisville binder's ticket of Morton & Griswold, and a World War II poem on the front pastedown.

"The most spectacular reconnaissance of the West since Lewis and Clark and the catalyst which changed the entire picture of Western geography and set a generation of pioneers and gold-seekers on the trek westward" [Jenkins]. This House report was issued in the same year as the Senate report. "Contains his first and second expeditions" [Howes].
FIRST EDITION. Wagner-Camp 115.2. Howes F370. Streeter Sale 3131. Jenkins Full Howes 924. Field 565. Item #29718

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