Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. First edition, House of Representatives issue. Single volume from a multi-volume set. VOLUME II ONLY. Includes the reports of Lieutenants E. G. Beckwith and John G. Parke; Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Emory; Brevit Captain John Pope, et al. Illustrated with 13 lithographs, all but one colored, most by John M. Stanley; numerous full-page botanical prints and several full-page geological ones; 2 folding geological maps of the "Red River to Rio Grande"; plus charts, graphs and insets. Quarto, marbled paper boards, rebacked in gray linen with red cloth label stamped in gilt, "Railway Survey | Volume II"; fresh endpapers added, Some spotting, few small stains, altogether very good in custom red cloth slipcase.