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Powell, John Wesley
CANYONS OF THE COLORADO. MEADVILLE, PA: FLOOD & VINCENT, 1895
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Powell, John Wesley
CANYONS OF THE COLORADO. MEADVILLE, PA: FLOOD & VINCENT, 1895
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Powell, John Wesley
CANYONS OF THE COLORADO. MEADVILLE, PA: FLOOD & VINCENT, 1895
Large 4to (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 ins.; 290 x 220 mm). Illustrated largely from photographs,  including frontispiece portrait; 10 double-page panoramic plates of the Grand Canyon. Contemporary purple cloth and morocco, titled in gilt; joints restored and corners retouched, but internally a fine copy.
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Provenance

James Gregory (contemporary book label)

Literature

Farquhar, Colorado 43; Graff 3335; Howes P527

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of the rare complete account of Powell's descent down the Colorado, of which perhaps as few as 100 copies were printed.

"One of the basic documents of Colorado River history. This book differs in so many respects from the report of 1875...that it is here given the status of a separate title. Not only has the narrative been revised and augmented, but there are several new chapters and a great many new illustrations...  Altogether, it is a handsome book; also a scarce one" (Farquhar).

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