IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1836.
2 volumes, 8vo (220 x 137 mm). Engraved folding map of the routes of Hunt and Stuart to vol.II. (Map torn with old tape repairs on verso, a few marginal tears, one with early sewn repair, some spotting and dampstaining.) Contemporary brown cloth embossed with dots, later rough brown cloth rebacking (spines leaned, overall wear and a few pale stains). FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, with Rees imprint on verso of title page to Vol. I, and garbled footnote on page 239 to Vol.II, of Irving's "Classic account of the first American attempt at settlement on the Pacific coast" (Howes). BAL 10148 (issue 1, see binding B); Graff 2158; Sabin 35129; Wagner-Camp 61:1.
Estimate $ 300-500
Provenance: A Cander (early ownership signature); A.K. (note lower flyleaf to Vol.II stating "Map torn and back loose"); Robert W. Bingham (bookplates).