Washington DC: Beverly Tucker/ Government Printing Office, 1856. Hardcover. Over 400 pages of text, large foldout chart, 54 full page plates [24 of cacti]. Rebound in green library buckram, thick quarto. Spine titles fading binding clean, spine title light. Binding tight. Lacks title page, Text clean, some foxing and browning to a number of plates. Good. Item #75909
Contains: 'General Description of the Botanical Character of the Country' by J. M. Bigelow; 'Description of Forest Trees' by J. M. Bigelow; 'Description of the Cactaceae' by J. Engelmann and J. M. Bigelow; 'Descriptions of the General Botanical Collections' by J. Torrey; and 'Description of the Mosses and Liverworts' by W. Sullivant. Part VI - Zoology of the Expedition. Appendices.