1859. Item #79083
[SCIENCE/ZOOLOGY] REPORTS OF EXPLORATION AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. VOLUME X. Washington: Beverley Tucker, 1859. 400 + 27 + 97 + 13 pp. plus 28 hand colored plates, and 94 b/w plates. 4to., brown cloth. As is. Binding poor, block split at pp. 8-9 of 27 pp. report. Spine chipped, cloth split at joints. Moderate to light foxing to text, although plates are in excellent condition. Contents: Parts III, IV. General Report upon the Zoology of the Several Pacific Railroad Routes. Zoological portion of the reports by Lieut. E. G. Beckwith...upon the Route near the Thirty-Eighth and Thirty-Ninth Parallels/Nos. 2-5 of Part IV of the Report by Lieut. A. W. Whipple...upon the route near the Thirty-Fifth Parallel/Zoological portion of the Report by Lieut. J. G. Parke...upon the route near the Thirty-Second Parallel, from the Rio Grande to the Pimas Villages/Part IV of the Report by Lieut. R. S. Williamson...upon routes to California to connect with routes near the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Second Parallels/No. 4 of Part IV of the Report by Lieut. Henry L. Abbot...upon the routes in Oregon and California, explored by parties under the command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson...in 1855.