Washington, DC: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. Item #43187
198 pages with meterological observations, natural history, botany, fishes, reptiles, animals, birds, zoology, native americans, medical report, and index. All plates present though Landscape plates misnumbered. Bound in original brown cloth with lettering, eagle, design and border on the covers and spine stamped in blind. Title lettering on the spine stamped in gilt. Bookplate of Tracy Irwin Storer on the front paste-down endpaper. Storer (1889-1973) was an American zoologist known for his contributions to the wildlife of California and the ecology of the Sierra Nevada. He was a professor of zoology at the University of California, Davis for over 30 years. He served as president of several biological societies, including the Cooper Ornithological Club (as a three-time president), Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, the Society of Mammalogists, and the Wildlife Society, and was a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences which in 1968 awarded him the Fellow's Medal, the Academy's highest honor. Map not present. Spots of foxing throughought. An about very good copy.