First edition of Nathaniel Pitt Langford's Diary of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870; inscribed by him
Diary of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870.
Langford, Nathaniel Pitt.$850.00
Item Number: 96700
St. Paul: Nathaniel Pitt Langford, 1905.
First edition of the first Yellowstone Park superintendent’s account of the Washburn expedition. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt emblem of a pack animal with two men to the front panel, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece portrait of Washburn, illustrated with photographic portraits of the primary expedition members and other illustrations throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “A. H. Harrmon Compliments of the author Nathaniel Pitt Langford St. Paul May 10, 1911. In fine condition. A very clean, bright example.
The Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition of 1870 explored the region of northwestern Wyoming which would two years later become Yellowstone National Park. Led by Nathaniel P. Langford of St. Paul, Minnesota and Henry D. Washburn of Indiana, the expedition visited both the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins, named the Old Faithful geyser, and created detailed maps and observations of the region.