1876 The Great Divide Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in the Summer of 1874
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First Edition, Leather Binding
The first edition of this work.
Bookplate to the front pastedown of R D Jackson.
Written by Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, the 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl. He served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Lord Salisbury. He claimed 15,000 acres in Colorado, determined to make the area a game park. This work follows his second visit to the American west, the very same trip that inspired him to turn the Estes Park, Colorado into a game preserve for the exclusive use of himself and his British and Irish friends.
Illustrated, by Valentine W Bromley. Bromley was a British artist from a well known family of artists. He was a frequent art correspondent for the Illustrated London News.
With a frontispiece, illustrated title page, fourteen plates and two large folding maps.
Several light tidemarks to the plates, with the text remaining extremely bright.
A very smartly bound copy of this work.
In a full calf binding, with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, very smart, with a few patches of light shelfwear to the joints and extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown, R D Jackson. Internally, firmly bound. The 'Map of the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins' has a tape repair at the joint and a small closed tear to another fold. Tidemarks to all plates, heavier to the plates at pages 336 and 357. Pages are very bright. Just the odd spot to pages.
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