Lot 96
  • 96

Hayden, Ferdinand V.

250,000 - 350,000 USD
275,000 USD
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  • <em>The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Ranges of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. </em>Boston: L. Prang and Company, 1876
Broadsheets (21 3/4 x 18 in.; 554 x 458 mm). Title-page, leaf of contents, preface leaf, 7 leaves of introductory text, 15 VERY FINE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED PLATES AFTER THOMAS MORAN BY LOUIS PRANG (each approximately 9 3/4 x 14 in.; 248 x 356 mm, or the reverse) printed on heavy stock and tipped to card, each plate accompanied by one or two leaves of descriptive text, 2 lithographed maps after Hayden by Prang. BINDING: Publisher's portfolio, red morocco over pebble-grain red cloth, front cover and spine gilt-lettered, marbled pastedowns. Off-white buckram clamshell case. PROVENANCE: Peter D. Peterson (also Pederson; 1859–1933). A Norwegian emigrant to Wisconsin in 1883, Peterson was a significant collector of Americana, particularly Norwegian-Americana; a portion of his collection is now part of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. His copy of The Yellowstone National Park has descended in his family to the present owners.

Title-leaf soiled at edges and with tear at lower margin repaired, some marginal soiling of text and map leaves, some wear at corners, p. 23 with teat at lower margin, p. 41 with creases and tears at lower margin, light browning at edges of stiff card mounts and some wear at corners. Portfolio rubbed and soiled, spine ends frayed, ribbon ties lost.